Feature Restricted Licensing is recommended for organizations that require desktop software but can't use Named User Licensing due to the secure nature of their environments. Such organizations control data flow in and out of their network by restricting user access to networks and online services.

Feature Restricted Licensing lets users work with Creative Cloud desktop apps in secure network environments while restricting access to Adobe Cloud services and certain Adobe apps.

Types of activation methods

As an administrator in your organization, you can create packages with the following activation methods:

Feature Restricted Licensing - Online (previously Connected Feature Restricted Licensing)

Feature Restricted Licensing - Online is a secure license activation method for users who require access to desktop software but are unable to use Named User Licensing. Feature Restricted Licensing – Online requires an Internet connection to validate the license upon installation to validate the license upon installation. Following the license activation, it no longer requires Internet connection. For more information, see Feature Restricted Licensing - Online.

Isolated Feature Restricted Licensing

Isolated Feature Restricted Licensing is a license activation method for users who work on machines with no Internet connection. A unique activation code is required during package creation to create a corresponding license. The licenses are installed directly on the computers with the apps using a self-contained activation package. For more information, see Isolated Feature Restricted Licensing.


LAN Feature Restricted Licensing

LAN Feature Restricted Licensing is a license activation method on computers that are connected to a local-area network (LAN), and not the Internet. In this method, the LAN server is first configured as the internal licensing server. Then, licensing packages are generated for individual computers that are connected to the LAN. For more information, see LAN Feature Restricted Licensing.