Allow multiple Microsoft Accounts to manage a Dev Center Publisher account
For corporate accounts, sometimes there is a need for more than 1 live id to access the dev. center. For example, more than 1 person from development team needs access to the portal as well as the development lead. Currently, all these people need to share the same live-id which is totally impractical as it can be a personal live id of a manager and he is not willing to share it with others. It would be really nice if access can be given to other live ids as well!
Multi-user access to Dev Center is now supported. Here is a blog post with more info:
Each user can have its own email address to access the Dev Center account, and roles are restricted by user.
So you need to take a course on how to be an Azure Active Directory Administrator in order to add a second user account with restricted privileges. I followed the instructions in the blog and watched the long-winded video too, but it didn't work. To trouble shoot why it isnt working I need to learn how to administrator AD in Azure... really!? I am surprised that a simpler solution is not available to solve this problem.
Wow, what a headache. I tried for about an hour to get this to work and for some reason I cannot signin with the NewUser@mydomain.onmicrosoft.com that I created. dev.microsoft.com says the user does not exist, but it is visible in the user management in dev.microsoft.com, has the marketing role, and is also visible in the Azure AD.
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
The thing is that we have to do this manually through support and it is very long and pain process.
Also, these are company financial information, not persons private. Why we still have to use private Microsoft account instead Organization account (AzureAD) ?
It seems that owner still must be Microsoft Account.
You can also implement and use Roles in the system, like you did, but for this finance information, there is no role. Please implement owner and/or finance role, so we can easly transfer.
Sometimes I want to have multiple people to be in charge for the finance part / give them a role.
Also, how can company control this Microsoft account / owner if person leaves. It is still private use, and private password protected. Companies are screwed in this case when person leaves.
We are aware of this limitation and current plan is that the finance information is sensitive so can only be changed by the owner of the account. As we get more developers using this feature, we’ll look to improve it. Regarding the question about a person leaving the company, you can call support and request that the Dev Center account gets reparented to a new Microsoft Account. The financial information will have to be entered again at that time.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/getsupport?locale=EN-US&supportregion=EN-US&ccfcode=US&pesid=14654&oaspworkflow=start_184.108.40.206&tenant=store&supporttopic_L1=31762159&supporttopic_L2=31762177&ccsid=635896071767043666 and select "renew / manage your account"
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
This is completed, however, not quite well. Using organization accounts can not manage full details including billing info and primary account is still connected to only Microsoft account / one person. What if this person leaves the company?
With the current situation it's still like "Currently, all these people need to share the same live-id which is totally impractical as it can be a personal live id of a manager and he is not willing to share it with others. It would be really nice if access can be given to other live ids as well!"
This is really a pain in the *** :(
Malumbo Chipeta commented
It's great, but it would be even better if it allowed users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio. At the moment, it is impractical for me as a developer to keep asking my boss for his Microsoft account just to create app packages.
Please vote here if you are also interested in this idea:
buggy, i've associated with our office 365, and when i try to manage it ask me for the office 365 and disconect app hotmail account...
Why using the azure AD?? and not just a plain list?
this is great, but... we have several domains registered in our account in Office365, and instead of listing the default domain when trying to associate with our O365 AD account, it just picks the first one :-(
so still can't add users to the Dev Center.
@Microsoft: There are three more important thing you should allow:
- Please Provide ability to transfer ownership of app (Google Play Store, Apple Store can do it)
- Allow changing the country and the name after registration in Windows Store and in PubCenter
- Allow convert an individual account into a company one in Windows Store and in PubCenter
fellow developer guys! please vote on these ideas, I collected these for you:
After I change to another country I could not add my bank account from this new country, because bank account only accepted from the registered country!!
So if it is not supported, I will have no monetary reson to support the Windows Store
Garth Smith commented
I want to set up IAP and push out builds. I'm having to ask a client to share with me their tax info, payment options, and ability to publish.
Please fix so I don't have to require complete control of their account!
Kim Hansen commented
Absolutely unbelievable that this isn't fixed yet. "share an account"? The security folks should have had a fit.
Arno Senoner commented
This is a major issue, competition app stores have this.
Brian Wilkins commented
When will this be done? We have not added any of our titles that are on Android and iOS because of this. Fix this as soon as possible.
The Apple, Google and BlackBerry Stores all have this capability, when can we expect this on Windows?
What is the ETA for this Clint Rutkas?
Please fix this. It is strange that this is actually an issue.
1300+ votes, and it's been over a year since the last MSFT response on this... what is the status of this (popular -- currently rated #6) feature request?