What security best practices must I comply with to publish my app to the Azure Marketplace?

Your solution must be packaged in accordance with Azure Marketplace security recommendations. It must also pass a scan for malware that we perform using a combination of proprietary and commercial vulnerability scanning tools. Security best practices covered in our recommendations include:

  • No default account or password is used to access the app.
  • The app has no back-door access (method for bypassing normal authentication).
  • The app has the latest security patches. Publishers are expected to maintain up-to-date images. Learn more by reviewing our Publisher Agreement and Participation Policies.

Related questions and answers

  • Your Azure for Students subscription will provide you with access to certain software developer tools available to download for free. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription to access the software developer tools. Once you have signed up with Azure for Students, you can download this software through the Education Hub.

  • We use your phone number for identity verification.

  • As long as you have verified your academic status within the past 12 months, you will have access to this offering.

  • We encourage you to consider an Azure Free Account.

  • No, you can’t apply your credit to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials and/or free tier plans for their solutions.

  • There is a limit of one subscription per person.