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This article refers to Digital Publishing Suite. For the AEM Mobile article, see Account administration.

The Folio Builder panel, Digital Publishing Suite Dashboard, and DPS App Builder all require a verified Adobe ID to sign in.

Signing in to the Folio Builder panel is optional. If you don’t sign in, you can create local folios and preview them using the Desktop Viewer or the Adobe Content Viewer on a mobile device. Signing in to the Folio Builder panel lets you upload folios to the acrobat.com server. You can download these folios to your mobile device or share them with other users.

Creating and verifying an Adobe ID (non-DPS subscribers)

If you have a copy of InDesign CS6 or later, you can use DPS tools to create and share folios. To create individual Adobe IDs, go to https://digitalpublishing.acrobat.com/ and click Create Account. Sign up for an account using a valid email address. Adobe will send you a verification message. Open that message and verify it. Use the Adobe ID to sign in to the Folio Builder panel or Dashboard.

Adobe ID tied to application (Professional and Enterprise subscribers)

You can use an Adobe ID for an individual (such as “johnsmith@gmail.com”) to sign in to the Folio Builder panel and create folios. However, if you’re publishing a multi-folio viewer app, such as a monthly magazine, we recommend that you use an Adobe ID specifically for that application, such as “dps.publication@publisher.com”). Use the Account Administration tool to assign the application role to an email account.

Application Adobe ID
Application Adobe ID

A. Folio Builder panel B. DPS App Builder C. Custom viewer app created with DPS App Builder displays folios created with Folio Builder panel 

The Adobe ID you use to sign in to the Folio Builder panel is tied to the Adobe ID (called the “Title ID”) you specify when creating the viewer app in DPS App Builder. This Adobe ID should be assigned an "Application" role using the Account Administration tool.

For example, suppose that you belong to a company called Sporty and you publish magazines about kayaking and cycling. For best results, create one Adobe ID called “dps.kayaking@sporty.com” and another called “dps.cycling@sporty.com.”

When creating and publishing folios about kayaking, use the kayaking Adobe ID to sign in to the Folio Builder panel and Folio Producer. When creating the custom viewer app for kayaking, you specify the kayaking Adobe ID in the Title ID field in DPS App Builder. (The Adobe ID you use to sign in to the DPS App Builder may be a different Adobe ID, depending on the settings in the Account Administration tool.)

Similarly, for the cycling app, you would use the cycling Adobe ID to create and publish folios, and you would specify the cycling Adobe ID as the Title ID in DPS App Builder.

Folios you publish using the kayaking Adobe ID appear in the kayaking app. Folios you publish using the cycling Adobe ID appear in the cycling app.

Creating delegate Adobe IDs (subscribers)

A delegate Adobe ID is attached to a specific publishing account and can be used only for that account. If you want to use an email address as a delegate Adobe ID, use the Account Administration tool to create the Adobe ID. If you use a different method to make an email address an Adobe ID, that email address cannot become a delegate Adobe ID.

If you’re a Professional or Enterprise subscriber, use the Account Administration tool to assign a different role to the Adobe ID so that you can use it to create an application or to sign in to the DPS App Builder. See Account Administration tool.

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