Many organizations rely on extensibility to support custom workflows. We have made this process easier by allowing you to bundle extensions into the deployment package you created using the enterprise console. So, installation of your Creative Cloud applications and installation of your extensions happen as part of a single deployment process.

Follow the instructions below to include extensions in your package:

  1. On the Options screen, enable Create a folder for extensions & include the Extension Manager command-line tool.

     Create a folder for extensions and include the Extension Manager command-line tool
  2. After you complete the package creation procedure, the following folder is created in the package folder:

    • macOS<PackageName>/Build/<PackageName>_Install.pkg/Contents/Resources/post/addon/ZXP
    • Windows: <package name>\Build\post\addon\ZXP
  3. Download and place the plug-ins and extensions to be installed as part of the deployment in the above folder.

  4. Deploy the package for the users in your organization.

When you deploy a package that includes plug-ins and extensions, they are installed in the targeted Adobe products that are installed on the end-user computers.

However, you must note the following:

  • When a package is installed on a computer, all products are installed before any included plug-ins or extensions. Any errors encountered while installing the plug-ins or extensions do not affect the product installations.
  • Plug-ins or extensions are not installed on an end-user computer if the targeted Adobe products are not previously installed or not installed as part of the current package.
  • Encrypted plug-ins or extensions (that are downloaded from Adobe Exchange) are excluded from the installation. So, extensions that have been privately shared, can be deployed using this method as they do not contain encryption.
  • If a plug-in or extension requires users to restart the targeted product, your end users must do that before the plug-in or extension is available.