A provider signs service contracts with commerce partners to invite them to the Provider Portal.
Before creating a service contract, a provider must ensure that they have a service agreement that the new contract will be based on. If there is no proper agreement, the provider must create one as described in Creating Service Agreements.
On the top-right corner of the Contracts main page, click Create Contract:
In the pop-up window, configure contract parameters:
Scroll down the pop-up window and configure the rest parameters:
Select either Production or Test depending on the environment you are going to use this contract in and then click Create.
The next step of the process is to use the service agreement to invite commerce partners. For that purpose, the provider creates a contract based on the new agreement as described in Creating Service Contracts. This is a contract example:
In the contract details, the provider finds and copies the activation link, and then sends it confidentially to the partner.
NOTE: Although a provider can use a service agreement for many partners, a service contract object is used for every partner separately.
After receiving an invitation from the provider, a partner follows the steps described below to join Connect.
Using your browser, navigate to the received URL to access the contract activation page:
On the Contract activation page, enter your email address, read the agreement, and then click Next.
Enter the user full name and a password:
For the new account, enter the company name:
After passing all the above steps, activate the contract:
You are ready to start working with Connect as a provider:
Click Proceed to the Provider Portal.
This is the dashboard in the Provider Portal for the new provider: