How to: Verify your paid Office 365 subscription so you can publish apps to the Office Store

The first time you submit an app to the Office Store, you’ll need to link your paid Office 365 subscription to your Seller Dashboard account. After you link your accounts, you can submit your apps for Office and SharePoint directly to the Office Store.

Last modified: September 18, 2014

Applies to: apps for Office | apps for SharePoint

The Seller Dashboard is the doorway to submitting your apps to the Office Store. You'll have to do three things to use the Seller Dashboard to submit your apps:

  1. Make sure you reside in a country or region that the Seller Dashboard supports.

  2. Be sure you have a paid Office 365 subscription.

  3. Do a one-time linking of your paid Office 365 subscription to your Seller Dashboard account. You only need do this once.

Refer to Regional Information for the Microsoft Seller Dashboard to determine whether the Seller Dashboard is supported in your country or region. This list includes whether you can register a Seller Dashboard account, receive payouts from your account, or submit apps to the Office Store.

To publish apps, you need a paid Office 365 subscription that includes a Developer Site site collection. This can be an individual Developer Subscription, or an enterprise Office 365 account. You can get a qualifying account in four ways.

  • Are you an MSDN subscriber? Visual Studio Ultimate and Visual Studio Premium with MSDN subscribers receive a 1-year Office 365 Developer Subscription as a benefit.

    Redeem your benefit today.

  • Do you have a midsize business and enterprise (Plan E1 or E3) Office 365 subscription? You can provision a Developer Site from the Office 365 admin center.

    For more information, see How to: Create a Developer Site within your existing Office 365 subscription.

  • If you signed up for a trial Office 365 Developer Subscription, you can convert your trial to a paid subscription. Then, you can publish apps to the Office Store.

    To convert your trial to a paid Developer Subscription

    1. Sign in to your Office 365 account.

    2. On the Admin Overview page, under Subscriptions, click Manage.

    3. Click Microsoft Office 365 Developer.

    4. On the Subscription details page, click Buy now.

  • If you don’t have an Office 365 subscription yet, you can sign up for a trial Developer Subscription or buy a subscription now. (If you sign up for the trial, just be aware that you’ll need to convert it to a paid subscription before you can publish apps to the Office Store.)

The very first time you want to access your Seller Dashboard account, you access it from a Developer Site in your Office 365 subscription. Then, you link the two accounts. From then on, you can sign in directly to the Seller Dashboard.

Note Note

When you link your Office 365 subscription with a Seller Dashboard account, you’re actually associating the Office 365 tenancy (that is, your Office 365 domain, such as yourcompanyname.onmicrosoft.com) with that Seller Dashboard account, not your individual Office 365 user account (such as yourusername@yourcompanyname.onmicrosoft.com).

You can link the same Office 365 tenancy with more than one Seller Dashboard accounts. However, each Seller Dashboard account has to have a unique company name to show in the Office Store.

To link your Office 365 subscription with your Seller Dashboard account

  1. Sign into your Office 365 account, and go to your Developer Site.

    If you created more than one Developer Site in your Office 365 tenancy, it doesn’t matter which you navigate to.

  2. Click the Publish to Office Store tile.

    Click the Publish to Office Store tile
  3. You're redirected to the Seller Dashboard site. Sign in using the Microsoft account you want to use to publish apps to the Office Store.

    Note Note

    Be sure to use a Microsoft account, such as one ending in @live.com or @outlook.com to sign into the Seller Dashboard. Don't use your Office 365 account, which you use to sign into your Developer Site, and which typically ends in @yourcompanyname.onmicrosoft.com.

    Sign into Seller Dashboard with Microsoft account
  4. If you haven’t set up a Seller Dashboard account yet, enter your name, and choose whether the Seller Dashboard account is just for you, or for a company.

    Specify your account details.
  5. Fill out the additional information that we need for your individual or company profile, if you haven’t already. For detailed steps, see How to: Create or edit a seller account and add payout information.

After you’ve linked your paid Office 365 subscription with your Seller Dashboard account this first time, you can sign into the Seller Dashboard directly. And you can now submit apps for publishing in the Office Store.

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