API App Onboarding Program

API App onboarding program provides a simple yet powerful way for community developers and partners to distribute and monetize your APIs to all Azure customers.

For community developers

Share your passion and expertise

  • Rich ecosystem with worldwide presence.
  • Cross-platform, developer-friendly publishing experience.
  • Innovated distribution mechanism with zero cost.

How to contribute?

  1. Develop your API Apps.
  2. Following the best practices to
    1. Optimize for Logic Apps
    2. Enable generating client libraries from Visual Studio and AutoRest
  3. Create API App packages and publish to Azure Marketplace.

For partners

Expand your customer reach

  • Access worldwide customers who have adopted Azure as their chosen platform.
  • Monetize your APIs side-by-side with Microsoft solutions on azure.microsoft.com/marketplace.
  • Gain exposure in Microsoft Azure classic portal that is accessed by developers and IT pros every day.

How to become a partner?

  1. Develop your API Apps.
  2. Following the best practices to
    1. Optimize for Logic Apps
    2. Enable generating client libraries from Visual Studio and AutoRest
  3. Create API App packages and publish to Azure Marketplace.
  4. Request verification from Microsoft.

Request for an API app

Don’t see some API app you want to use here? Open a request at Microsoft Azure customer feedback forum.

FAQ

  • API Apps from community developers API Apps from partners
    Marketplace experience Show in a general community category Promote into more specific categories
    Onboarding process 100% self-serve Self-serve, plus verification from Microsoft
    Onboarding requirements Following best practices are highly recommended Following best practices are required
    Monetization No Yes
    Customer expectation Expectation for software from community Expectation for supported software from organizations
  • Business requirements

    • Provide marketing materials that meet Microsoft criteria for your application to be listed on azure.microsoft.com and in the Microsoft Azure classic portal.
    • Make technical support available to their customers in a commercially reasonable manner, whether free, paid, or through community support.

    Technical requirements

  • Monetization will come in the near future. Please contact apiapppartners@microsoft.com for any questions.

  • Contact apiapppartners@microsoft.com with questions.

  • No