Temporary workaround to deploy Named User or Shared Device Licensing packages to Apple desktop devices that use the M1 chip.

Packaging and deploying Adobe apps to Apple Silicon and Windows ARM desktop devices is not supported yet.

However, use the following workaround to deploy packages with Rosetta 2 supported Adobe apps to Apple Silicon desktop devices that use the M1 chip.

Deploy to Apple desktop devices that use the M1 chip

  1. Create a Named User Licensing or Shared Device Licensing package on the Admin Console.

    See how to create Named User Licensing or Shared Device Licensing packages on the Admin Console.

    Note:

    When creating your package, in the Choose Apps screen, ensure that you only select Rosetta 2 supported Adobe apps.

    Choose applications
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded package.

  3. From the extracted package, delete the InstallationCheck script file from the following locations:

    <Package Name>/Build/<Package Name>_Install.pkg/Contents/Resources

    <Package Name>/Build/<Package Name>_Uninstall.pkg/Contents/Resources

  4. Download the ASU_5.3.5.zip file from the following location:

    ASU_5.3.5.zip

  5. Extract the contents of the downloaded ASU_5.3.5.zip file to the following locations:

    <Package Name>/Build/<Package Name>_Install.pkg/Contents/Resources

    <Package Name>/Build/<Package Name>_Uninstall.pkg/Contents/Resources

    Note:

    Ensure that you remove the quarantine bits before extracting the downloaded ASU_5.3.5.zip file.

    If required, see the section below for the steps to remove the quarantine bits from the downloaded ASU_5.3.5.zip file.

  6. Deploy the package.

    See how to deploy packages that you create on the Admin Console.

Remove quarantine bits from ASU_5.3.5.zip file

  1. Open the Terminal and navigate to the folder containing the downloaded ASU_5.3.5.zip file.

  2. Run the following command to check if the downloaded file has the quarantine bits associated with it:

    xattr ASU_5.3.5.zip

    If the output of the above command, contains com.apple.quarantine, then the quarantine bits are associated with the file.

  3. Run the following command to remove the quarantine bits from the file:

    xattr -d com.apple.quarantine ASU_5.3.5.zip

  4. Again, run the following command to check if the downloaded file has the quarantine bits associated with it:

    xattr ASU_5.3.5.zip

    The output of the above command will no longer display com.apple.quarantine.

    The quarantine bits have been removed.