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Admin Console overview

  1. Adobe Enterprise & Teams: Administration guide
  2. Plan your deployment
    1. Basic concepts
      1. Licensing
      2. Identity
      3. User management
      4. App deployment
      5. Admin Console overview
      6. Admin roles
    2. Deployment Guides
      1. Named User deployment guide
      2. SDL deployment guide
      3. Deploy Adobe Acrobat 
    3. Deploy Creative Cloud for education
      1. Deployment guide
      2. Approve Adobe apps in Google Admin Console
      3. Enable Adobe Express in Google Classroom
      4. Integration with Canvas LMS
      5. Integration with Blackboard Learn
      6. Configuring SSO for District Portals and LMSs
      7. Deploy Adobe Express through Google App Licensing
      8. Add users through Roster Sync
      9. Kivuto FAQ
      10. Primary and Secondary institution eligibility guidelines
  3. Set up your organization
    1. Identity types | Overview
    2. Set up identity | Overview
    3. Set up organization with Enterprise ID
    4. Setup Azure AD federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Microsoft via Azure OIDC
      2. Add Azure Sync to your directory
      3. Role sync for Education
      4. Azure Connector FAQ
    5. Set up Google Federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Google Federation
      2. Add Google Sync to your directory
      3. Google federation FAQ
    6. Set up organization with Microsoft ADFS
    7. Set up organization for District Portals and LMS
    8. Set up organization with other Identity providers
      1. Create a directory
      2. Verify ownership of a domain
      3. Add domains to directories
    9. SSO common questions and troubleshooting
      1. SSO Common questions
      2. SSO Troubleshooting
      3. Education common questions
  4. Manage your organization setup
    1. Manage existing domains and directories
    2. Enable automatic account creation
    3. Set up organization via directory trust
    4. Migrate to a new authentication provider 
    5. Asset settings
    6. Authentication settings
    7. Privacy and security contacts
    8. Console settings
    9. Manage encryption  
  5. Manage users
    1. Overview
    2. Administrative roles
    3. User management techniques
      1. Manage users individually   
      2. Manage multiple users (Bulk CSV)
      3. User Sync tool (UST)
      4. Microsoft Azure Sync
      5. Google Federation Sync
    4. Change user's identity type
    5. Manage user groups
    6. Manage directory users
    7. Manage developers
    8. Migrate existing users to the Adobe Admin Console
    9. Migrate user management to the Adobe Admin Console
  6. Manage products and entitlements
    1. Manage products and product profiles
      1. Manage products
      2. Manage product profiles for enterprise users
      3. Manage automatic assignment rules
      4. Entitle users to train Firefly custom models
      5. Review product requests
      6. Manage self-service policies
      7. Manage app integrations
      8. Manage product permissions in the Admin Console  
      9. Enable/disable services for a product profile
      10. Single App | Creative Cloud for enterprise
      11. Optional services
    2. Manage Shared Device licenses
      1. What's new
      2. Deployment guide
      3. Create packages
      4. Recover licenses
      5. Manage profiles
      6. Licensing toolkit
      7. Shared Device Licensing FAQ
  7. Get started with Global Admin Console
    1. Adopt global administration
    2. Select your organization
    3. Manage organization hierarchy
    4. Manage product profiles
    5. Manage administrators
    6. Manage user groups
    7. Update organization policies
    8. Manage policy templates
    9. Allocate products to child organizations
    10. Execute pending jobs
    11. Explore insights
    12. Export or import organization structure
  8. Manage storage and assets
    1. Storage
      1. Manage enterprise storage
      2. Adobe Creative Cloud: Update to storage
      3. Manage Adobe storage
    2. Asset migration
      1. Automated Asset Migration
      2. Automated Asset Migration FAQ  
      3. Manage transferred assets
    3. Reclaim assets from a user
    4. Student asset migration | EDU only
      1. Automatic student asset migration
      2. Migrate your assets
  9. Manage services
    1. Adobe Stock
      1. Adobe Stock credit packs for teams
      2. Adobe Stock for enterprise
      3. Use Adobe Stock for enterprise
      4. Adobe Stock License Approval
    2. Custom fonts
    3. Adobe Asset Link
      1. Overview
      2. Create user group
      3. Configure Adobe Experience Manager Assets
      4. Configure and install Adobe Asset Link
      5. Manage assets
      6. Adobe Asset Link for XD
    4. Adobe Acrobat Sign
      1. Set up Adobe Acrobat Sign for enterprise or teams
      2. Adobe Acrobat Sign - Team feature Administrator
      3. Manage Adobe Acrobat Sign on the Admin Console
    5. Creative Cloud for enterprise - free membership
      1. Overview
  10. Deploy apps and updates
    1. Overview
      1. Deploy and deliver apps and updates
      2. Plan to deploy
      3. Prepare to deploy
    2. Create packages
      1. Package apps via the Admin Console
      2. Create Named User Licensing Packages
      3. Adobe templates for packages
      4. Manage packages
      5. Manage device licenses
      6. Serial number licensing
    3. Customize packages
      1. Customize the Creative Cloud desktop app
      2. Include extensions in your package
    4. Deploy Packages 
      1. Deploy packages
      2. Deploy Adobe packages using Microsoft Intune
      3. Deploy Adobe packages with SCCM
      4. Deploy Adobe packages with ARD
      5. Install products in the Exceptions folder
      6. Uninstall Creative Cloud products
      7. Use Adobe provisioning toolkit enterprise edition
      8. Adobe Creative Cloud licensing identifiers
    5. Manage updates
      1. Change management for Adobe enterprise and teams customers
      2. Deploy updates
    6. Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST)
      1. AUSST Overview
      2. Set up the internal update server
      3. Maintain the internal update server
      4. Common use cases of AUSST   
      5. Troubleshoot the internal update server
    7. Adobe Remote Update Manager (RUM)
      1. Use Adobe Remote Update Manager
      2. Resolve RUM errors
    8. Troubleshoot
      1. Troubleshoot Creative Cloud apps installation and uninstallation errors
      2. Query client machines to check if a package is deployed
      3. Creative Cloud package "Installation Failed" error message
    9. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager (CC 2018 or earlier apps)
      1. About Creative Cloud Packager
      2. Creative Cloud Packager release notes
      3. Application packaging
      4. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager
      5. Create named license packages
      6. Create packages with device licenses
      7. Create a license package
      8. Create packages with serial number licenses
      9. Packager automation
      10. Package non-Creative Cloud products
      11. Edit and save configurations
      12. Set locale at system level
  11. Manage your account
    1. Manage your Teams account
      1. Overview
      2. Update payment details
      3. Manage invoices
      4. Change contract owner
      5. Change reseller
    2. Assign licenses to a Teams user
    3. Add products and licenses
    4. Manage your team in Adobe Express
    5. Renewals
      1. Teams membership: Renewals
      2. Enterprise in VIP: Renewals and compliance
    6. Automated expiration stages for ETLA contracts
    7. Switching contract types within an existing Adobe Admin Console
    8. Purchase Request compliance
    9. Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in China
    10. VIP Select help
  12. Reports & logs
    1. Audit Log
    2. Assignment reports
    3. Content Logs
  13. Get help
    1. Contact Adobe Customer Care
    2. Support options for teams accounts
    3. Support options for enterprise accounts
    4. Support options for Experience Cloud

The Adobe Admin Console is a central location for managing the Adobe entitlements across your organization.

Easily manage your licenses, users, payments, and more using the Adobe Admin Console.

Each tab on the Admin Console enables you to perform various tasks. Select the titles below to know more.

Overview: View a summary of the licenses purchased and quick actions to set up your organization.

Products: Assign licenses to users and groups. As an Enterprise customer, you can manage product profiles.

Users: Create, update, and remove user accounts, which entitle the end users to Adobe products & services.

Packages: Download pre-configured packages or create them for desktop apps that you plan to deploy.

Account: As Teams administrators, edit your payment details, billing address, and manage invoices.

Storage: Manage individual user folders and shared folders, view storage quota consumed by users.

Insights: View, create, and download license assignment reports and track changes made in the Admin Console.

Settings: Claim domains, limit access to sharing features, add notes for end users, set password protection levels.

If you are unable to sign in to the Admin Console, see Solve Adobe account sign-in issues.


The Overview efficiently displays a wealth of information about product licenses. It shows the status of licenses in your plan—the number of licenses assigned out of the total available ones. There are also some quick links available to add users and admins.

Select your organization

An administrator can belong to multiple organizations. If a company has multiple subsidiaries that exist as separate organizations, or each subsidiary has a separate license agreement, the same administrator can be assigned to all.

If you're an administrator for multiple organizations, you can switch between organizations using the organization selector. The selected organization shows a green check mark next to the organization's name.

Admin Console Overview page with the organization's name selected

If the organization is a part of a Global Admin Console, a hierarchy icon appears next to the organization's name. You will also see the organization's path and can determine the organization's placement within the hierarchy. For example, in the screenshot, the admin is a member of the organization Athletic Shoe Division and this organization's Global Admin Console path is ACME HQ > Athletic Shoe Division, where Athletic Shoe Division is a child of the organization ACME HQ.

Organization selector with a hierarchy icon selected

If you have a complex organizational structure that has many Admin Consoles or if you want to break up your main Admin Console into multiple consoles, you can adopt the Global Admin Console. For example, multinational corporations, education consortiums, large school districts, and large government agencies. The Global Admin Console nests existing Admin Consoles into a hierarchical structure, like an organization chart, to provide transparency across a distributed enterprise.


Who can view this tab: System Administrators, Product Administrators, and Product Profile Administrators



The Products page in the Admin Console provides the options to manage your products and product profiles. Product profiles let you enable all or a subset of Adobe applications and services available in a plan and customize settings associated with a given product or plan. You can then assign administrators, called Product Administrators, to the product profiles. These administrators add end users to the product profiles that they manage.

For more information, see:

The Products page in the Admin Console lets you assign product licenses to users. To assign a product license to a user or group, select the desired product on the Products page, and click Add User.

Enter the name or email address of the user. You can search for existing users or add a user by specifying a valid email address and filling in the information on the screen. Click Save. An email is sent to the user or group confirming access to the application.

For more information, see:


The Users page in the Admin Console lets you create, search, update, and remove user accounts. These user accounts entitle the end users in your organization to Adobe products and services. You can also use the bulk edit workflows to add users or modify user details and license assignments. For more information, see:


Who can view this tab: System Administrators

The Account page in the Admin Console shows the details of all the contracts and agreements associated with your organization. It also displays the anniversary or end date of the contract with an indicator for expiring contracts.

If you are an Adobe teams customer, navigate to Account > Account in the Admin Console to easily manage your invoices, edit your payment details or billing address. You can renew your licenses purchased through Teams membership. You can also perform the following tasks:

  • View details of products and licenses in the current plan
  • View renewal period
  • Add products
  • Edit payment details 
  • Change the contract owner
  • View upcoming bill details
  • View, print, and download your invoices

For more information, see Manage your Teams account.


Who can view this tab: System Administrators

Audit Log

Audit log helps ensuring continued compliance, safeguarding against any inappropriate system access, and auditing suspicious behavior within your organization.

As a system administrator, you have full visibility of the changes made in the Admin Console. You can search the audit log based on the type of actions, when they occurred, and who made them. Then, view and download these reports for further analysis. Learn more.

Assignment Reports

Using the License assignment reports, you can track your organization's license assignment data and plan your users' license deployments. License assignment data only supports named user licenses for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud products purchased under the Enterprise Term License Agreement. Learn more.


Who can view this tab: System Administrators and Storage Administrators (only for customers migrated to the pooled storage model)

The Storage page in the Admin Console gives you full control and visibility of storage across your Creative Cloud applications. The storage quotas are flexible for end users up to the amount of storage purchased by the organization.

You can also view how much quota is used by individual users and the overall quota consumed by all the users. Learn more.


Who can view this tab: System Administrators and Deployment Administrators

The Packages page in the Admin Console provides the following functionality. Use them when you plan to deploy desktop applications to end users in your organization.

  • Download pre-configured packages by using Adobe Templates.
  • Create customized Named User Licensing or Shared Device Licensing (for educational institutions) packagers with the configuration and applications you want your end users to have.
  • Enable email notifications, so you get notified when new product versions become available.
  • View previous packages you or other administrators in your organization have created. Also, view details of a specific package and track available updates for the apps in the package.
  • Download the IT tools like Remote Update Manager and Adobe Update Server Setup Tool.
  • Download the Adobe Extension Manager command-line tool to install extensions and plug-ins from the ZXP file container format.

For more information, see Packaging apps via the Admin Console.


Who can view this tab: System Administrators and Storage Administrators

Storage administrators can access only the asset settings and content logs. System administrators can view or modify the following settings depending on their plan:

Privacy and security contacts

In the event of a security incident involving our software solutions, notifications are sent to the appropriate compliance officers. To help ensure prompt notification, as a System admin, you must specify who your security, data protection, and compliance officers are. For details, see Privacy and security contacts.

Console settings

Using console settings you can add custom notes for your end users to communicate with them about how to get assistance if they encounter issues or require support.

Choose a default email language for your organization, to receive emails about the account statuses, such as subscription changes or credit card expiration. If you have a teams membership purchased directly from Adobe, you can change your team name from the Console Settings.

Content logs

As an administrator, you can download detailed reports on how end users are working with corporate assets, such as folders, files, and libraries. These reports are called content logs

Identity (Enterprise only)

Identity types allow the organizations to have different levels of control over user's account and data. It impacts how your organization stores and shares assets.

Asset settings (Enterprise only)

Asset settings give an organization control over how its employees share its assets outside the organization. Asset Settings are used along with other organizational policy enforcement systems (not provided by Adobe) to ensure that assets are only shared with appropriate external individuals and organizations.

Authentication settings (Enterprise only)

Authentication settings support several password protection levels and policies to ensure safety and security. You can specify a password protection level to apply to all users across your organization.

Encryption settings (Enterprise only)

Encryption settings generate a dedicated encryption key for extra layers of control and security.


To contact Adobe Customer Care, navigate to the Support page in the Admin Console which allows to do the following:

  • Manage your support cases (Enterprise only)
  • Create cases (Enterprise only)
  • Connect with Adobe Customer Care representatives  
  • Schedule Expert Sessions
  • Browse popular Help Topics and forums

To learn more about Support options, see Support and Expert Sessions.

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If you have any questions or observations around the topics or concepts described in this article, join the discussion on our Enterprise and Teams Community or Adobe Experience League.


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