You can access Adobe products and services provided by your school or organization using an Enterprise ID or Federated ID. It is possible that you already have a personal or former account that uses an Adobe ID. If both of your accounts use the same email address, you can specify the account type to use while signing in. These two accounts share the email address, but are distinct accounts. No data is shared or transferred automatically.
For information on Enterprise IDs and how to sign in, see Enterprise ID FAQ.
If both of your Adobe ID and Enterprise/Federated ID accounts use the same email address, you can specify the account type to use while signing in.
When you sign in as an enterprise user, you're signing in as a new user created by your organization's administrator. You can think of this account as a separate account, distinct from the one that you're currently using.
Since an enterprise user is effectively a new user, data associated with the user is not automatically transferred to the Enterprise ID or Federated ID account. This data includes design libraries, files, fonts, app settings, Adobe Color themes, and Behance portfolios. This data remains available with the Adobe ID account. If you need access to this data, it's necessary to manually migrate data between accounts.
Entitlements to apps and services are associated with the account type. Sign out, and then sign and back in to refresh the entitlements associated with an account. For example, if you have a free Adobe ID account (personal) apps such as Photoshop or Acrobat work in trial mode. In the app, choose Help > Sign Out and then sign back in to license the app.
If you have the Creative Cloud Desktop app on your computer, choose > Preferences > Account and click Sign Out from Creative Cloud.
Files stored online remain associated with its original account. To transfer files from Adobe ID account to enterprise account, download files from your existing Adobe ID account, and then upload them to the enterprise account.
If your use the Creative Cloud desktop app to sync files, after switching account types, the Creative Cloud Files folder appears empty. The existing Creative Cloud Files folder is renamed to avoid a conflict and all your previously synced files are available in the now renamed folder. To reinstate files, navigate to the home location, and then copy files from the renamed Creative Cloud folder to the Creative Cloud Files folder.
Comments and versions associated with the files are not retained.
Creative Cloud Market assets and Design Libraries data are also account-specific. You can download the assets again, and create Design Libraries.
Fonts activated on your desktop are only available if you're signed in to the Creative Cloud for desktop app. When you sign in with an enterprise ID, fonts activated with the Adobe ID are unavailable.
You can activate fonts on your desktop. Apps such as InDesign and Illustrator also prompt you to activate fonts if they encounter missing fonts in documents.
You have two Behance accounts that co-exist, one associated with your Adobe ID and another with your Enterprise ID. There is no direct way to migrate the data from Behance. As a work-around, you could do the following for Behance:
- Create a Behance account using your Enterprise or Federated ID.
- Sign in to your existing account using your Adobe ID.
- Co-own the projects in the existing account with your new account.
- Optionally, sign in to your new account and remove the co-owner of your old account. This process migrates the content, but not the comments and followers associated with the old account.
For assistance with data migration from an Adobe ID to an Enterprise or Federated ID, have your administrator log a ticket with Adobe Support.