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Asset settings give an organization control over how its assets are shared outside the organization.

To manage how users in your organization share company-owned assets, navigate to Settings > Asset settings in the Adobe Admin Console.


Asset Settings are not a digital rights management system (DRM) or a complete asset protection system. Employees with access to certain assets can still copy them and share with others outside the organization using third-party systems.

Sharing options

The System administrator can select a restrictive setting that limits employees from using specific sharing features within Creative Cloud and Document Cloud. Asset settings and other third-party organizational policy enforcement systems are used to ensure that assets are only shared with appropriate external entities.

Deployment Considerations

Before you turn on sharing restrictions, consider the impact it has on your end users.

After you choose a setting, you cannot stop or reverse the consequent deletion process. If you choose No public link sharing, all existing public links are removed and users with these links can no longer access the linked content. If you choose Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users, any current external collaborators who are not part of the org or claimed, trusted, or authorized domains lose access to content previously shared with them. Users can no longer access Content Schedules in Adobe Express and scheduled social media posts are paused.

Below are the Creative Cloud and Document Cloud sharing and publishing functionalities that are impacted when you select No public link sharing or Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users.


Impacted features


Impacted features

Adobe Comp

Share, Send to Behance

Adobe XD

Invitations, Share link

Adobe Express

Share to social, access Content Scheduler

After Effects

Invite to Team Project, Invite to Library

Aero (mobile)

Publish link, Post to Behance


Creating or updating projects or Work in Progress, Invitations


Social share

Creative Cloud (desktop and mobile)

Get link, Invitations


Share, Invitations

Creative Cloud Libraries

Get link, Invitations, Share to Slack

Creative Cloud Assets

Get link, Invitations, Share to Slack


Get link, Invitations


Generating public links


Publish Online, Share for Review

Illustrator and Illustrator Draw

Link to project, Invitations

Photoshop (desktop)



Not applicable

Photoshop Sketch

Link to Project

Photoshop (mobile)

Share to social

Premiere Pro

Invite to Team Projects


Access to Portfolio site, create drafts, and publish


Invite guests, Share template


You can't enable or disable Lightroom sharing and sharing on the Admin Console.

Learn more about enabling and disabling services.


Impacted features


Impacted features

Acrobat and Reader desktop apps


Adobe Document Cloud for Microsoft Outlook


Mobile apps (including Adobe Scan and Acrobat)

Share Link, Share Document Cloud Link

Web services (


Choose Sharing Options

To choose a restrictive Asset Setting for your organization, do the following:

  1. In the Admin Console, navigate to Settings > Asset Settings.

  2. Choose a Sharing Restrictions Policy.

    You can choose from three levels of restrictions. Once you choose a more restrictive setting, you cannot stop or undo the loss of existing public links, shared folders, or document collaborations. Users can no longer access Content Schedules in Adobe Express and scheduled social media posts are paused. 

    If you select Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users, ensure that you define your authorized domains. Any current external collaborators who are not part of the org or claimed, trusted, or authorized domains will lose access to content previously shared with them.


    To use the option Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users with Document Cloud, you must add your claimed and trusted domains to the Authorized Domains.

    Sharing Options


    Impact on existing links and collaborations

    No restrictions (Default)

    • You can keep this default setting whereby users are allowed to share public links, publish posts to social media, and collaborate on shared folders with anyone inside or outside the organization.
    • Recommended for enterprises who trust their employees to have freedom, control, and access to every Creative Cloud and Document Cloud feature.

    No impact.

    No public link sharing

    • Prevents users from creating public links and posting to social media.
    • Recommended for enterprises who want to prevent public sharing but still want to allow invitation-based sharing with anyone inside and outside of the organization.

    Deletes all existing public links. Once this process starts, you cannot stop or undo it. Users can no longer access Content Schedules in Adobe Express and scheduled social media posts are paused.

    Sharing limited to org members and trusted users

    • You can restrict invitation-based sharing to recipients in your org, claimed domainstrusted domains, and authorized domains. After you set this policy, the users are prevented from sharing organization-owned assets with external users who are not members of the org or in the list of allowed domains.
    • Recommended for enterprises who need tight control over which external domains can access organization assets.

    Deletes all existing public links and deletes all existing collaborations on shared documents and folders with users who are not in the org or an allowed domain. Once this process starts, you cannot stop or undo it. Users can no longer access Content Schedules in Adobe Express and scheduled social media posts are paused.  

    The time taken to restrict sharing through Asset Settings is proportional to the number of users in the organization and the sharing relationships between them. For some Adobe products and services, it also involves invalidating cached entries in CDNs and removing preview images from slack. If the Asset Setting is changed, it can take up to 24 hours to fully take effect.


    Users will be prevented from sharing assets with everyone in an organization with more than 500,000 users.

  3. Click Confirm.

    If you want your users to continue sharing organization-owned assets with specific external organizations or individuals, do the following.

    • For an external organization such as an agency: Add the agency’s domain to the authorized list of domains under Asset Settings in the Adobe Admin Console.
    • For a freelancer: Issue the individual an Enterprise ID, or Federated ID from your organization. Or, add the user as a Business ID type to your organization on the Admin Console.

    We're updating organizations (teams or enterprises) to the Enterprise storage model to enable enterprise storage and other enterprise-level features for Adobe ID users.

    You'll be notified when your organization is scheduled for the update. After the update, the Adobe ID users are moved to enterprise storage, and the organization directly controls their business profiles.

  4. Choose an Access Request Policy and click Confirm.

    You can use this default setting to allow users with no permissions to a folder or document to request access to it.

    For added privacy, you can use this setting to prevent users from requesting access to a document that has not been shared with them.

    By default, access requests are allowed. So, a user with the link to a shared resource, but without the permission to view it, can request access. Users with sharing permissions on the document receive notifications for each access request and can decide whether to grant or deny access.

    The requester receives a notification when the access is granted or denied.


    If you have a sharing limited to org members and trusted users policy selected, that restriction is applied when users attempt to grant an access request made by someone outside the organization. 

Authorized domains

Authorized Domains are the domains that are safe to collaborate with. If you have selected Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users, you can add domains to the Authorized Domains.

Add authorized domains

  1. In the Admin Console, navigate to Settings Asset Settings > Authorized domains.

  2. Click Add Domains.

  3. Enter the domains in the Add Domains dialog. You can add multiple domains separated by commas. Click Add.


    To use the option Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users with Document Cloud, you must add your claimed and trusted domains to the Authorized Domains.

Remove authorized domains

While managing the authorized domains on the Admin Console, to remove domains from the list, select the check box to the left of the domain names, and click Remove Domains. Then, click Remove to confirm.

The domain name is removed from the Authorized Domains. If the sharing option is Sharing Limited to Org Members and Trusted Users, any shares to the removed domain are revoked.


Removing domains from the authorized list deletes all existing collaborations on shared documents and folders between users in that domain and the users in your organization. Once this process starts, you cannot stop or undo it.

Content credentials

Content Credentials allow creators to attach extra information to their content when they export or download it.

By turning on the Content Credentials toggle, you can allow creators to receive more recognition for their work, connect with others online, and enhance transparency for their audience. Learn more about Content credentials.

Implications for users in multiple organizations

Adobe strongly recommends that a user only be a member of one organization. Where users must be members of multiple organizations, all organizations must have the same Sharing Policy and Allow Lists configured.


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