Activation of Adobe Creative Cloud Software Licensed by Universities of Wisconsin ETLA

The best practice for all Creative Cloud applications, including Acrobat, is to license them with Named User Licensing or Shared Device Licensing.

Licensing overview from Adobe:

  • Named User Licensing requires users to log in with a UW/Adobe federated account with UW-Madison NetID/password.
    • Eligible faculty and staff installing the software for their own use can follow this self-service procedure to download and install the Adobe ETLA software on both UW- and personally-owned devices. You should not install software on UW-owned computers without the approval of your department's IT staff.
    • Students are not part of our site license but can apply for named access if they fit one of the following groups:
      • Enrolled in a class that requires Adobe access
      • Access is needed for a campus job
      • Grad students
    • IT Support staff who are Adobe deployment admins can build named-user installation packages with a variety of options in the Adobe Enterprise Admin Console.
      • If you're IT staff and you want to be assigned the deployment admin role, please email to get access.
  • Shared Device Licensing is used for on-campus, UW-owned machines that will have more than one user. Users must log in, and can do so with their UW/Adobe federated ID, an Adobe ID linked to a purchased Creative Cloud subscription, or a free Adobe ID.
  • In the past, Serialized Licensing was used to create anonymous installations that did not require login and were made with the Creative Cloud Packager (CCP). This is how most ETLA software was installed during the first two three-year terms of the Adobe agreement.
    • This option is no longer available.

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Created2017-11-28 09:26:14Updated2024-03-31 12:43:05
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