Get started with the Microsoft Service Trust Portal

The Microsoft Service Trust Portal (STP) provides a variety of content about Microsoft security practices and includes independent third-party audit reports about Microsoft online services. You can also find out how our online services can help your business to be compliant with standards, laws, and regulations across industries including:

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • National Institute of Standards (NIST)


Accessing the Service Trust Portal

Navigating the Service Trust Portal


Accessing the Service Trust Portal

The STP contains valuable information about Microsoft's technical implementation of cloud services and compliance with regulatory standards for customers to use and as such is protected content made available to existing or new customers.  In order to access the Service Trust Portal materials, you must log in as an authenticated user with your Microsoft cloud services account (either Azure Active Directory organization account or a Microsoft Account) and review and accept the Microsoft Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for Compliance Materials.

Existing customers can access the STP at with one of the following online subscriptions:

  • Office 365 (active trial and paid subscriptions)

  • Dynamics 365 (active trial and paid subscriptions)

  • Microsoft Azure (Azure Active Directory accounts for trial or paid subscriptions only)

Note: Azure Active Directory accounts associated with organizations have access to the full range of documents and features like Compliance Manager. Microsoft accounts created for personal use have limited access to Service Trust Portal content.

New customers and customers evaluating Microsoft online services

To create a new account or to create a trial account, use one of the following sign-up forms (also used for trial accounts) to get access to the Service Trust Portal.

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Navigating the Service Trust Portal

Service Trust Portal features and content are accessible from the main menu, shown below:

STP Menu Bar

Service Trust Portal

The Service Trust Portal link takes you to the STP homepage for all of the latest news and feature updates.

Compliance Manager

Use Compliance Manager to help meet data protection and regulatory requirements when using Microsoft Cloud Services.  


The Service Trust Portal gives you access to wealth of security implementation and design information with the goal of making it easier for you to meet regulatory compliance objectives by understanding how Microsoft cloud services keep your data secure.  To review content, select an option from the menu:

Audit Reports provides independent audit and assessment reports on Microsoft cloud services compliance with data protection standards and regulatory requirements, including:

Data Protection provides Trust Documents for download, information about how Microsoft operates Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365. 

Azure Security and Compliance Blueprints offers turn-key security and compliance solutions and support, tailored to the needs of industry verticals, that accelerate cloud adoption and utilization for customers with regulated or restricted data.

Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to common and important questions about the STP and Compliance Manager.

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Click the magnifying glass in the the upper right-hand corner of the page to open Search, enter your search terms and press Enter. Your search results will appear along with the ability to filter your results based on category, industry, and more.

Search returns documents containing your search terms and allows you to use the Filter By dropdowns to add or remove search results from view.  You can use multiple filter attributes at the same time to narrow the returned documents to specific cloud services, categories of compliance or security practices, regions of the world, or industries.  Click the document name link to download the document.

Note: Service Trust Portal reports and documents are available to download for at least twelve months after publishing or until a new version of document becomes available.

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We can help with questions about the Service Trust Portal, or errors you experience when you use the portal. You can also contact us with questions and feedback about Service Trust Portal compliance reports and trust resources by using the Feedback link on the bottom of the STP pages.

Your feedback is very important to us.  Click on the Feedback button at the bottom of the page to send us comments about what you did or did not like, or suggestions you may have for improving our products or product features.

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