As a CSP, you can enable your customers to view their Azure usage and costs in ShareGate Overcast by connecting your Partner Center API details in the ShareGate Overcast settings.
For Azure customers that get their services through CSPs, the normal APIs to recover billing, usage and cost information are not available. This is because all of the monetary side of Azure is handled through the CSP. As such, ShareGate Overcast cannot recover cost information directly from Azure. The solution is for CSPs to connect ShareGate Overcast to the Partner Center in order to allow ShareGate Overcast to recover the cost information.
When displaying cost information, ShareGate Overcast displays costs based on the retail price sheet. Actual prices for customers may vary based on the agreement with their CSP.
In order to connect ShareGate Overcast to the Partner Center, you must first purchase a Pro plan for your organization. This enables all features of ShareGate Overcast for your organization and allows you to connect ShareGate Overcast to the Partner Center and enable ShareGate Overcast for all of your customers.
For your customers that are on the Small Business plan, they will have access to all of ShareGate Overcast's features at no extra cost. For customers on the Pro plan, they will also need to purchase an ShareGate Overcast license to unlock all features for their organization. This purchase can either be performed by the CSP or by the customer, as preferred.
Steps to Connect ShareGate Overcast to the Partner Center
The first step is to recover the Partner Center API details from the Microsoft partner portal dashboard at https://partner.microsoft.com/dashboard
From there, click on the Settings icon in the top menu bar and select "User management". From the "Account settings" click on "App management". On that screen, recover the values for App ID, Domain and click on "Add key" to create an access key. Make sure to copy the value of the newly created key.
In ShareGate Overcast, click on the Settings icon at the bottom left of the screen and click on "Connect as CSP".
NOTE: You must have purchased a license of ShareGate Overcast in order to unlock access to all of your customers. If you haven't done so yet, a prompt will invite you to purchase.
In the connection prompt, enter the App ID, App Secret and Domain then click on "Connect". Your information will be validated and the connection will then be estab
Once the connection is established, ShareGate Overcast will automatically recover your customers and associate your connection with their account. This will enable them to access ShareGate Overcast. This list is updated automatically every day but you can force the update by returning to the CSP settings and clicking on the "Update now" link.
NOTE: By default, the App Secret is only valid for 1 year. You will need to return to the CSP settings screen and update the App Secret periodically to enable your customers to continue using ShareGate Overcast.
If you wish to remove access to ShareGate Overcast for all of your customers, you can click on the "Disconnect" button. Your customers will no longer be able to use ShareGate Overcast until you connect again.