Safeguard your business with security best practices
All users in your tenants must use multi-factor authentication when signing in to Microsoft commercial cloud services or to transact in the Cloud Solution Provider program through Partner Center or via APIs.2. Adopt the Secure Application Model framework.
If you’re integrating with a Microsoft API, such as Azure Resource Manager, Microsoft Graph, or the Partner Center API, you must adopt the Secure Application Model framework to avoid any disruption to your integration when multi-factor authentication is enabled.
If you transact in the Cloud Solution Provider program, enabling the Secure Application Model framework will give you more secure access to Partner Center APIs with enhanced identity-protection features. The model can also help you further secure credentials and reduce the financial and branding damages potentially caused by unauthorized access.The terms associated with these new requirements were added to the Cloud Solution Provider Program Guide and will go into effect August 1, 2019, at which time you’ll be contractually obligated to follow the new standards. If you don’t meet the new requirements, your future ability to transact in the Cloud Solution Provider program or manage customer tenants through delegate admin rights will be affected once the requirements are technically enforced. We’re working on establishing an enforcement date and will notify you as soon as we do. We appreciate our partners who’ve implemented the new requirements. If you haven’t yet, please start immediately. These resources can help: