About OUTSCALE Marketplace

OUTSCALE Marketplace is a catalog of OUTSCALE machine images (OMIs) and outsourced products provided by 3DS OUTSCALE seller partners.

You can use the Marketplace as a buyer, a seller partner, or both. You can log in to the Marketplace as an administrator, a user, or both, depending on your roles in your organization.

  • OUTSCALE Marketplace is currently available in the cloudgouv-eu-west-1 Region only. For more information, see Regions, Endpoints and Subregions Reference.

  • 3DS OUTSCALE provides support on its infrastructure services and on the Marketplace platform, but does not provide support on the seller partners' products. For more information, see Technical Support.

For more information about seller partnership with 3DS OUTSCALE, see the Becoming a seller partner page.

General Information

Access

You can access OUTSCALE Marketplace using the following URL: https://marketplace.outscale.com.

After 24 hours of inactivity, your account is logged out.

Products

Each product is associated to a unique product ID for identification purposes.

OMIs

OMIs are templates for virtual machines (VMs) containing at least an Operating System (OS) and possibly software applications and configurations like block device mappings. For more information, see About OMIs and Creating an OMI.

Each OMI product is associated to a unique product code for consumption monitoring and billing purposes. Each VM created from an OMI has the same associated product code. For more information, see Creating VMs.

Seller partners can configure an hourly, a free/open source, or a bring your own license (BYOL) billing mode for their OMI products.

When an OMI product is published on the Marketplace, a copy of the OMI is automatically created in order to be distributed by 3DS OUTSCALE.

Seller partners can publish, modify, and unpublish OMI product versions. For more information, see Managing OMI Product Versions. Seller partners can also unpublish OMI products, that is all their versions at once. For more information, see Unpublishing a Product > Unpublishing an OMI Product. In all cases, subscribers, and organization administrators are automatically informed by email.

Outsourced Products

Outsourced products are Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions.

The billing of outsourced products is managed by seller partners outside of the Marketplace.

Seller partners can unpublish outsourced products from the Marketplace, and are responsible for informing subscribers and organization administrators of their depublication. For more information, see Unpublishing a Product > Unpublishing an Outsourced Product.

Organization

An organization is an entity associated to an OUTSCALE account and a Region. Each organization has a first administrator, who creates the organization, and may have secondary administrators.

To create an organization as first administrator on the Marketplace, you must have an OUTSCALE account. For more information, see About Your Account.

The type of an organization can be buyer, seller partner, or both. The administrators and users of a same partner seller organization manage the same showcase and products, and the administrators and users of a same buyer organization manage the same product subscriptions.

Buyers and Seller Partners

The type of your organization can be buyer, seller partner, or both.

As a buyer, you can browse and filter the product catalog, view seller partner showcases and products, estimate the price of product subscriptions, see seller partner resources, subscribe to products, and view your subscriptions. For more information, see Buyer.

You do not need a Marketplace account to browse the product catalog, but an account is required to subscribe to products.

As a seller partner, you can create the showcase of your company to describe your activity, and create and publish products in the product catalog. For more information, see Seller Partner.

Administrators and Users

Two kinds of accounts can log in to the Marketplace: administrators and users, each having different roles through permissions. A same account can be both administrator and user.

Administrators can manage Marketplace accounts, that is create and delete them, and modify their information and roles. For more information, see Managing Marketplace Accounts as a Seller Partner and Managing Marketplace Accounts as a Buyer.

Each account created on the Marketplace implies the creation of an Elastic Identity Management (EIM) user on the OUTSCALE Cloud. The created EIM users belong to a group with a policy attached.

These EIM resources, marked by a marketplace_ prefix in the APIs and Cockpit, must not be modified nor deleted for the corresponding Marketplace accounts to be functional.

For more information, see Elastic Identity Management (EIM).

Administrators can also add OUTSCALE accounts to the organization to automatically share the permissions to the OMIs the organization subscribes to with these accounts. For more information, see Managing OUTSCALE Accounts as a Seller Partner and Managing OUTSCALE Accounts as a Buyer.

By default, the first administrator of an organization has both an administrator role and a user role, while secondary administrators only have an administrator role.

Users can perform all the actions allowed by the type or types of their organizations on the Marketplace, except managing users. For more information, see Buyer User or Seller Partner User.

Account

Organization Creation and Login

You can create an organization as first administrator via the login page of OUTSCALE Marketplace. An email is then sent to the email address of your OUTSCALE account to define the password for your Marketplace administrator account. Once your password is defined, you can log in to OUTSCALE Marketplace from the login page. For more information, see Creating an Organization as a Buyer and Creating an Organization as a Seller Partner.

As a user or secondary administrator, you can log in to the Marketplace once your first administrator has created your account on the Marketplace and you have defined a password for your account via the received email.

  • The password definition link in the email is valid for 24 hours.

  • All passwords must comply with the following requirements:

  • At least 12 characters

  • At least one lowercase character

  • At least one uppercase character

  • At least one number

  • At least one special character

Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication

You can increase the security of your account by using two-factor authentication (2FA) on OUTSCALE Marketplace. This feature adds an extra step of authentication to the basic login procedure by requiring a one-time password (OTP) from an OTP application on your smartphone or other device. For more information, see Enabling or Disabling Two-Factor Authentication for OUTSCALE Marketplace.

Multi-Factor Authentication

  • OUTSCALE Marketplace does not currently support multi-factor authentication using client certificates (CAs). Therefore, if you secure your account with an API access rule which includes a CA as a criterion, you can no longer access OUTSCALE Marketplace. For more information, see About API Access Rules.

  • If you have deleted the API access rule allowing global access, you must allow the OUTSCALE Marketplace IP. For more information, contact our Support team at support@outscale.com.

Password Modification and Reset

As a logged-in administrator or user, you can modify your password at any time in the authentication parameters available from the menu in the top right corner of the interface.

As an administrator or a user, you can reset your password at any time by clicking the Forgot your password? button on the Marketplace login page. An email is then sent to you with a link to reset your password.

The password reset link in the email is valid for 5 minutes.

Related Pages

Corresponding API Methods