Licensing overview

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Enterprise&TeamsLearn&SupportGetStartedUserGuideLicensingoverviewSearchLastupdatedon2021-07-28|AlsoAppliestoCreativeCloudforenterprise,DocumentCloudforenterprise,PackagerAdobeEnterprise&Teams:AdministrationguidePlanyourdeploymentBasicconceptsLicensingIdentityUsermanagementAppdeploymentAdminrolesDeploymentGuidesNamedUserdeploymentguideSDLdeploymentguideDeployCreativeCloudforeducationDeploymentguideIntegrationwithCanvasLMSIntegrationwithBlackboardLearnConfiguringSSOforDistrictPortalsandLMSsKivutoFAQPrimaryandSecondaryinstitutioneligibilityguidelinesSetupyourorganizationSetupidentityIdentitytypes|overviewSetuporganizationwith EnterpriseIDSetuporganizationwith FederatedIDSSOoverviewSetupAzureConnectorandsyncSetup SSOwithMicrosoftviaAzureOIDCAddAzureSynctoyourdirectoryAzureConnectorFAQSetupGoogleFederationandsyncSetup SSOwithGoogleFederationAddGoogleSynctoyourdirectoryGooglefederationFAQGenericSAMLSetupSSOwithotherSAMLprovidersSetupSSOwithMicrosoftAzureADFSSSOCommonquestionsSSOTroubleshootingEducationSSOConfigureSSOforDistrictPortalsandLMSCommonquestionsDovetailVerifyownershipofadomainAddandmanagedomainsLinkdomainstodirectoriesUsedirectorytrusttoaddpre-claimeddomainsMigratetonewauthenticationproviderAssetsettingsAuthenticationsettingsPrivacyandsecuritycontactsConsolesettingsManageencryptionManageproductsandentitlementsManageusersOverviewAdministrativerolesUsermanagementtechniquesManageusersindividually  Managemultipleusers(BulkCSV)UserSynctool(UST)UsermanagementAPI(UMAPI)MicrosoftAzureSyncGoogleFederationSyncChangeuser'sidentitytypeManageusergroupsManagedirectoryusersManagedevelopersMigrateexistinguserstotheAdobeAdminConsoleMigrateusermanagementtotheAdobeAdminConsoleManageproductsandproductprofilesManageproductsManageproductprofilesforenterpriseusersManageself-servicepoliciesManageappintegrationsManageproductpermissionsintheAdminConsole  Enable/disableservicesforaproductprofileSingleApp|CreativeCloudforenterpriseOptionalservicesManageSharedDevicelicensesWhat'snewDeploymentguideCreatepackagesRecoverlicensesMigratefromDeviceLicensingManageprofilesLicensingtoolkitSharedDeviceLicensingFAQManagestorageandassetsStorageManageenterprisestorageAdobeCreativeCloud:UpdatetostorageManageAdobestorageAssetmigrationAutomatedAssetMigrationAutomatedAssetMigrationFAQ  ManagetransferredassetsReclaimassetsfromauserStudentassetmigration|EDUonlyAutomaticstudentassetmigrationMigrateyourassetsManageservicesAdobeStockAdobeStockcreditpacksforteamsAdobeStockforenterpriseUseAdobeStockforenterpriseAdobeStockLicenseApprovalCustomfontsAdobeAssetLinkOverviewCreateusergroupConfigureAdobeExperienceManager6.xAssetsConfigureandinstallAdobeAssetLinkManageassetsAdobeAssetLinkforXDAdobeSignSetupAdobeSignforenterpriseorTeamsAdobeSign-TeamfeatureAdministratorManageAdobeSignontheAdminConsoleCreativeCloudforenterprise-freemembershipOverviewGettingstartedDeployappsandupdatesOverviewDeployanddeliverappsandupdatesPlantodeployPreparetodeployCreatepackagesPackageappsviatheAdminConsoleCreateNamedUserLicensingPackagesAdobetemplatesforpackagesManagepackagesManagedevicelicensesSerialnumberlicensingCustomizepackagesCustomizetheCreativeClouddesktopappIncludeextensionsinyourpackageDeployPackages DeploypackagesDeployAdobepackageswithSCCMDeployAdobepackageswithARDInstallproductsintheExceptionsfolderUninstallCreativeCloudproductsUseAdobeprovisioningtoolkitenterpriseeditionAdobeCreativeCloudlicensingidentifiersManageupdatesChangemanagementforAdobeenterpriseandteamscustomersDeployupdatesAdobeUpdateServerSetupTool(AUSST)AUSSTOverviewSetuptheinternalupdateserverMaintaintheinternalupdateserverCommonusecasesofAUSST  TroubleshoottheinternalupdateserverAdobeRemoteUpdateManager(RUM)UseAdobeRemoteUpdateManagerChannelIDsforusewithAdobeRemoteUpdateManagerResolveRUMerrorsTroubleshootTroubleshootCreativeCloudappsinstallationanduninstallationerrorsQueryclientmachinestocheckifapackageisdeployedCreativeCloudpackage"InstallationFailed"errormessageCreatepackagesusingCreativeCloudPackager(CC2018orearlierapps)AboutCreativeCloudPackagerCreativeCloudPackagerreleasenotesApplicationpackagingCreatepackagesusingCreativeCloudPackagerCreatenamedlicensepackagesCreatepackageswithdevicelicensesCreatealicensepackageCreatepackageswithserialnumberlicensesPackagerautomationPackagenon-CreativeCloudproductsEditandsaveconfigurationsSetlocaleatsystemlevelManageyouraccountManageyourTeamsaccountOverviewUpdatepaymentdetailsManageinvoicesChangecontractownerAssignlicensestoaTeamsuserAddproductsandlicensesRenewalsTeamsmembership:RenewalsEnterpriseinVIP:RenewalsandcompliancePurchaseRequestcomplianceValueIncentivePlan(VIP)inChinaVIPSelecthelpReports&logsAuditLogAssignmentreportsContentLogsGethelpContactAdobeCustomerCareSupportoptionsforteamsaccountsSupportoptionsforenterpriseaccountsSupportoptionsforExperienceCloudGetanoverviewofAdobe'slicensingmethodstodeploylicensestoactivateandauthenticateAdobeproductsNote:Ifthelicensetypeofyourorganizationchanges,tocontinueworkingyourenduserswillneedtosignoutofanyAdobeproductorserviceandthensignbackinwiththesamecredentials.FordesktopproductssuchasPhotoshop,Acrobat,Illustrator,usetheSignoutandSigninoptionsintheHelpmenu.OnAdobe.com,usetheiconintheupper-rightcornertosignoutandthensignback.WhenyoupurchaseaproductfromAdobe,alicenserepresentsyourrighttouseAdobesoftwareandservices.Licensesareusedtoauthenticateandactivatetheproductsontheenduser'scomputers.NamedUserlicensingNameduserlicensingisthedefaultandmostpopularlicensingmethodtodeployanduseAdobeCreativeCloudandDocumentCloudproducts.Designedforthenetwork-connectedscenariowhereapplicensesaremanagedbasedonindividualuserneedforuseoftheapp.Usingnameduserlicensing,youcanprovideyourenduserswiththefullfunctionalityofthesoftwareandservices.Givingyourend-usersaccesstoalltheavailableappsandservicesbasedonyourorganization'sentitlements.NamedUserLicensingtiestheusageofAdobeappsandservicestoanindividualuser.Itworkswelliftheproductandservicerequirementsarecloselyassociatedwithauserorarole.NamedUserLicensing providesITadminscompletecontroltoaddandremoveproductlicensesforauseratanytime.ItalsofacilitatesbettercompliancetrackingasITadminsdon'tneedtotrackmachines,andcanmanagelicensescentrally.NamedlicensesrequireperiodicInternetconnectivity. ComputersmustconnecttoAdobeserversforinitialactivation,andthenatleastonceevery99days.Enduserscannotusemobileappsunlessthecompanydeploysnamedlicenses.Enduserscansigninwiththeircredentialstoaccesstheappsandservices.YoucanalsoconfigureSSOtoenableseamlessaccessandexperienceastherestofyourenterpriseapps.NamedUserLicensing,provides:Forendusers:AccesstoWorld-classcreative&productivityapps: Includingthelatestcloudfirstapplicationssuchas AdobeXD, LightroomCC and AdobeDimension.Theseapplicationsarenotavailablewithanyotherlicensingmethod.AccesstoAdobeCloudservices: Jump-startprojectswithanywhere,any-deviceaccesstoassetsin CreativeCloudLibraries,cloudcollaborationusing TeamProjects,andfontcollectionsfrom AdobeFonts.Automatesignaturedrivenworkflowsanddeliverafasterreturnonsigneddocumentswith AdobeSign.ForAdmins:Enhancedsecurityandcontrol: Getenterprise-levelsecuritywithadvanced useridentitymanagement,including SingleSign-On (SSO),andprotectassetswithat-restandin-transit encryption.Licensemanagement: Easily manageusers and deployapps throughoutyourorganization.DeployingappsusingNamedUserlicensingThereisnorequirementtopre-configurecomputersforNamedUserLicensing.CreativeCloudappswillonlyneedtobeinstalledordeployedontheend-usercomputers.EachofthecomputerstobelicensedmusthaveaccesstotheInternet.However,accesstotheInternetcanbecontrolledbyafirewalldevicethatinterceptsandunpacksallnetworktrafficto verifyitscontentandensurethat:nounauthorizeddataissentoutsidetheinternalnetworkalltransmitteddataissealedinsideanencryptedtunnelbetweenthefirewalldeviceandtheAdobeserverstheendpointofeverytransmissionisanauthorizedAdobeserverwithaknownnetworkaddressandapubliclysigned,non-revokedSSLcertificateEnd-usersign-inworkflowAuthenticationmeansverifyingtheuser’sidentityandconnectingthat identitywiththeuser’sCreativeCloudmembership.Authorizationincludescheckingauser’s membershiptodetermineitsoverallstatus,determiningwhichapplicationsandservicesthe user’smembershipallowstheusertoaccess,anddiscoveringanyrestrictionsorspecial permissionsgrantedtotheuser. MostofthelicensingservicesrunonAdobeservers.Afewofthem,however,runlocally.For example,CreativeClouddesktopapp,is consideredbyAdobealicensingservicethatrunslocally.(Itisalsoadeploymentservice,becauseyoucandownloadandinstallapps.)ThelocallicensingservicesdependonAdobe-hostedlicensingservicesfor alltheirfunctions. Thelicensingservicesarevisibletousersinactivitiessuchasloggingin,acceptingtermsof use,andacceptingend-userlicenseagreements. Appscanbedownloadedandinstalledonclientmachinesusingvariousmethods.Forinformation,see Appdeliverystrategies.Usersneedtosignintolicensetheapps.Tolicensetheapps,userscanuseoneofthefollowing:CreativeClouddesktopappTheCreativeClouddesktopappfacilitatesself-serviceworkflowsforuserstodownloadandinstallapplicationsandupdates.Foruserswiththecloudservices,signinginalsoenablesaccesstoCreativeCloudservices,suchasactivatefontsfromAdobeFonts,getpersonalstorage,andshareandgatherfeedbackonBehance.  Ifyou'veincludedtheCreativeClouddesktopappinyourdeploymentpackages,userscanlaunchtheCreativeClouddesktopapp.Onceusershavesignedinwiththeircredentials,alleligibleappsinstalledonthecomputerareactivated.UsersalsoneedtoaccepttheTermsofUsetoactivatetheapps.DirectlyfromappsOnlaunchinganapp,asign-inscreendisplays.Enduserscansigninwiththeircredentialstolicensetheapp.Ifauserisnotentitledtothatparticularappitwillrunasatrial,butwillstopworkingoncethetrialperiodexpires.ProxyandfirewallsettingsToensurethatusersareabletosignin,you'llneedtoconfigureyourfirewallandproxyserverstoenableconnectionstothewebserviceendpointsontheAdobewebsite.Foradetailedlistoflicensingandotherserviceendpoints,see CreativeCloudforenterprise -NetworkEndpoints.SharedDeviceLicensingSharedDeviceLicenseisalicensingmethodtargetedateducationalinstitutionswheresoftwareisassignedtoadeviceinsteadofanindividual.AnyonewhologsontothedevicewillhaveaccesstoAdobe'sproductsandservices.Ifyou'renewtoSharedDeviceLicensing,werecommendgettingstartedwiththedeploymentguide.Ifyou'vebeenusingShareddevicelicenses,seewhat'snew.SharedDeviceLicensingisidealfordesktopcomputerlabsandclassrooms.Forexample,youcaninstallCreativeCloudappsinyourcomputerlabstoallowsstudentsandteachers,withaccesstothesecomputers,tousetheappsandservicesthatareavailableaspartofyourlicenseagreementwithAdobe.Shareddevicelicensesallowinstitutionsenrolledinthe ValueIncentivePlan(VIP) tolicensesoftwaretoaspecificcomputer.TheAdminConsoleletsITadminsseamlesslymigratefromDeviceLicensingtoSharedDeviceLicensing.Afteryourusersaremigrated,theywillhaveaccesstoyourpurchasedAdobeproductsandservices.Devicelicensing(Legacy)DevicelicensesallowinstitutionsenrolledintheValueIncentivePlan(VIP)tolicensesoftwaretoaspecificcomputer.Also,usersneverhavetosigninorenteraserialnumbertoaccessapps.Caution:AppversionsCC2019orlaterdonotsupportdevicelicensing.Formoreinformation,see this document.CreativeCloudforeducationdevicelicensesprovidetheabilitytolicensesoftwaretoaspecificmachineinsteadofanameduserorwithaserialnumber.Usersneverhavetosigninorenteraserialnumbertousethesoftware.Licensesaretiedtomachinedeploymentpools,whicharecreatedautomaticallywhenyouorderproducts.InstitutionscanpurchaseCreativeCloudforeducationdevicelicensesbyjoining ValueIncentivePlan(VIP)viaan AdobeAuthorizedEducationReseller orthrough AdobeBusinessDirect.Ifyourinstitutionhaspurchaseddevicelicenses,learnhowto managedevicelicensesinthe AdminConsole.YoucanalsolearnhowtocreatepackageswithdevicelicensesusingCreativeCloudPackager.Serialnumberlicensing(Legacy)Ahistoricalmethodoflicensingthatisnottiedtoanindividualuserbuttoaparticularcomputer.Thislicensingmethodissuitableforaverysmallnumberofcustomersand,aswithnamedlicensing,canbeusedtocreatepre-licensedpackagesthataredeployedremotely.Caution:AppversionsCC2019orlaterdonotsupportlicensingviaserialnumbers.Formoreinformation,see this document.NamedlicensingprovidesseveraladvantagesascomparedtoanonymousorSerialnumberlicensing.Administratorscancloselytrackandmonitortheusageoflicenses.Theycanalsocentrallymanagelicensesassignedtoauserandrevokeaccesstoappsandservices,withoutaneedtoredeploypackages.Namedlicensecanalsoenableself-serviceworkflowstoletcustomersdownloadandinstallproductsandupdates.Namedlicensesalsoenableenduserstousecloudservices,suchasaddfontsfromAdobeFonts,choosefilesynclocations,andshareandgatherfeedbackonBehance.IfyouhaveanexistingCS6orCreativeCloudELA/ETLAorVIPdeployment,youcanconsidermigratinguserstotheNamedlicensingmode.Caution:Topreventdisruptingend-userworkflows,inviteuserstoyourorganization,andaddthemtogroupstoassignlicenses.ThiswillgiveuserssometimetoaccepttheinvitationsandsetuptheirIDs.Youcanalsoinformusersthatthey'llneedtosignintousetheapps.YoucanaddusersandgroupsusingtheAdminConsole.Formoreinformation,see Managegroups and Manageusers.Toremoveserialnumberlicenses,followthebelowsteps:CreateanddeployapackagethatincludestheCreativeCloudapp.ThispackagecancontainonlytheCreativeCloudapporbebundled alongwithotherCreativeCloudapplications.DeployingthelatestversionofCreativeCloudappupdatesthenecessaryfilesforusingnamedlicenses.TodownloadthispackagedirectlyfromtheAdminConsole,navigateto Packages>AdobeTemplates.YoucanalsocreateitusingtheCreativeCloudPackager.SteptextCreateaLicensePackage usingtheCreativeCloudPackager.Thepackageiscreatedatthespecifiedlocation,andcontainsfourfiles:AdobeSerializationRemoveVolumeSerialhelper.binprov.xmlToremoveenterpriselicenseofpreviouslylicensedapps,runthe RemoveVolumeSerial executablewithadminprivileges.Note:RemoveVolumeSerial file deactivatesallCreativeCloudforenterpriseproductsrunningonaclient'smachine,irrespectiveoftheserialnumberspecifiedwhencreatingthe RemoveVolumeSerial file.Forexample,ifyoucreatea RemoveVolumeSerial file usingtheserialnumber1234-1234-1234-1235,and deployitonamachinewhich isusingtheserialnumber1234-1234-1234-1236,allCreativeCloudforenterpriseproductsrunningonthemachinearedeactivated.Packageanddeploylatestversionsofappsandupdates.UseAdminConsoleortheCreativeCloudPackagerto createapackage withaNamedLicense.Formoreinformation,see Deployanddeliverappsandupdates.Skipthisstepifyoudon’twanttoupdatetothelatestversionsofapps.Ifyouwanttouninstalltheolderversionsofapps,doitbeforeyoudeploythelatestversions.Uninstallinglatermaybreakfileassociations.TheuserswillseeaSign-inscreenwhentheylaunchtheappsnexttime.Signinginwilllicenseandactivatetheapps.Userscanalsolaunch,andsigninusingtheCreativeCloudapp.Signinto AdobeLicensingwebsite withyour emailaddressandpassword.Choose License>RetrieveSerialNumbers.Selectan EndUserID or Deploy-toID foryourorganization.Selecta ProductName, ProductVersion,and Platform.Click Search.Theproductnameandserialnumbersaredisplayed.Formorehelp,see UsingAdobeLicensingWebsite(LWS).MorelikethisCreateNamedUserLicensingpackagesCreateSharedDeviceLicens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