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End Users


End Users are defined as Microsoft Corpnet users or individuals who work for Microsoft’s Business Partners. They use the Extranet Home Page to access web folders, web applications and terminal server applications to conduct and facilitate business operations between Business Partners and Microsoft.


End Users log on to the Extranet Home Page to access business applications they have been granted permission to use. In addition, they can customize the look of the Home Page. Business Partner (Active Directory) end users can change and reset their password. Microsoft Corpnet end users can register applications in the System Administration Tool (SAT.)



There are three types of end users:


Business Partner (Active Directory) – These are individuals who work for partner companies and who will use the extranet applications to manage their business with Microsoft. They exist outside the Microsoft Corporate active directory, as well, but use NT Authentication for the extranet logon. Extranet users must reset their passwords every 70 days.

Windows Live ID – These are individuals who work for partner companies and who will use the extranet applications to manage their business with Microsoft. They exist outside the Microsoft Corporate active directory and use Windows Live ID Authentication for the extranet logon.

Microsoft Corpnet – These are individuals who work internally for Microsoft and are generally the administrators of the extranet application used by partner companies.


Strong User Authentication


Strong User Authentication allows Microsoft Corpnet users to access the Extranet Home Page and the User Management Tool .


Follow these steps to access the Extranet Home Page:


1. Go to https://home.ep.microsoft.com to access the Extranet Home Logon page.

Extranet Home Logon page

Workflow for MS User —

2. Click MS User.

3. The Azure Active Directory Logon page appears.

Enter the user name as a fully qualified domain name.

i.e. useralias@microsoft.com.

Note: If you have used CORP STS before, you might be accustomed to entering domain\useralias (for example fareast\useralias or redmond\useralias). Going forward please use the fully qualified domain name as shown above.


4. Enter your Smartcard PIN, then click OK.

5. Alternatively, you can also sign in using your user name and password.

6. The Extranet Home Page opens.

Note: Some users may receive a second prompt to log on to an Extranet application.


Workflow for partner User —

2. Click partner User.

3. The Azure Active Directory Logon page appears.

Enter the user name as a fully qualified domain name.

i.e. useralias@partners.microsoft.net.

Note: If you have used CORP STS before, you might be accustomed to entering partner\useralias. Going forward please use the fully qualified domain name as shown above.

The Extranet Home Page opens.

Note: Some users may receive a second prompt to log on to an Extranet application.