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Marketplace Onboarding Checklist

Updated by Brandy Smith on May 05, 2017

The CenturyLink Marketplace allows customers to purchase software from an extensive list of Software Providers that partner with CenturyLink. During the CenturyLink Marketplace Onboarding Program, there are a variety of tasks that not only need to be completed by the CenturyLink Marketplace team, but the provider as well. The Onboarding Program is meant to streamline the process of getting partner products into the Marketplace. This Knowledge Base Article provides a Checklist for Providers to follow throughout the onboarding process.

Create CenturyLink Cloud Account (Responsible Party: Provider)

  • The account can be created from here.

  • There is no cost associated with creating or maintaining your account.

  • You will immediately receive a $500 credit.

  • Additionally, as part of the Ecosystem program, you will receive an additional $2,000/month stipend for the creation & maintenance of your solution on CenturyLink Cloud.

  • You will be emailed your username & password for CenturyLink Cloud. You must login into the CenturyLink Cloud Portal to change your password.

Provider Portal Access (Responsible Party: Provider)

  • Once you have created your CenturyLink Cloud account, you will also have access to the Provider Portal (https://provider-portal.ctl.io).

  • There is training material located within the provider portal.

  • There is additional training material available in the Getting Started Guide: Marketplace & Provider Portal, which will serve as your primary guide for creating your product in the Provider Portal. We recommend using it in conjunction with the training videos provided within the Portal.

We update the guide monthly with any updates that have been released. If for some reason, you feel as though the guide is missing information or if you have additional questions, please let us know at Marketplace@ctl.io.

Accept the Marketplace Provider Agreement(Responsible Party: Provider)

  • The acceptance of the Marketplace Provider Agreement is done via ‘click-thru’.

  • The acceptance click box is located in the Provider Portal, on the Company Information page.

  • Guidance regarding the Marketplace Provider Agreement can be found here.

Create Product(s) Content (Responsible Party: Provider)

  • Public facing product content can be generated by the provider in the provider portal. Our goal for the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace is to provide a superior user experience with respect to learning about your product. If you'd like additional support developing your content, we're here to help. Contact us at Marketplace@ctl.io.

Request that your Products be published (Responsible Party: Provider)

  • Once the product content has been completed, you can request your product to be published. This option is at the bottom of the product page on the Provider Portal.

  • Products will only be published once the technical and billing integration is completed, tested, and approved by a CenturyLink Marketplace team member.

Technical and billing portions of the integration with the Marketplace can vary widely based on provider & are not included in this checklist. Members of the CenturyLink Cloud Ecosystem or Digital Teams will work with the provider’s technical teams to design the integrations.

Additional Provider Resources can be found here.