This document is targeted at organizations with existing Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Acrobat DC licenses through an Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) or Value Incentive Plan (VIP) subscription that are migrating to a different Buying Program or license type.

To insure no lapse in end-user product access, you must assign licenses in the Adobe Admin Console before the existing VIP subscription term ends.

  • For ETLA customers, please allow at least 30 days of product overlap.
  • For VIP customers, please purchase licenses prior to your Anniversary Date, and assign licenses before the renewal window closes on your current VIP subscription term.
  • CLP or TLP customers can migrate from serialized Acrobat or Creative Suite to named-user licenses by following migration instructions here.

Quick License Assignment (VIP to VIP)

Current VIP members that have purchased Creative Cloud for enterprise or Acrobat DC (for enterprise) through VIP may quickly assign licenses during their renewal window using Quick License Assignment. Eligible Quick License Assignment customers meet the following criteria:

  • Products are the same
    1. The customer's renewal window is open (30 days before or after the VIP agreement anniversary date).
    2. The enterprise products on the order are new SKUs and are equivalent to the team versions of the products in the current term.
    3. The enterprise license order quantity is greater than or equal to the existing team license quantity.
  • Products are higher value
    1. The customer's renewal window is open.
    2. The enterprise products on the order are new SKUs that are "higher value" products than the team products in the current term.
    3. The enterprise license order quantity is greater than or equal to the existing team license quantity.
  • Quick License Assignment will not be available when
    • The quantity of enterprise licenses on the order is fewer than the number of existing team licenses.
    • The order is placed for "higher value" enterprise products than the team products in place, but thequantity of ordered enterprise licenses is fewer than the quantity of existing team licenses.
    • If the order is placed with mixed products—team and enterprise—regardless of the quantity.
    • If the customer already purchased team and enterprise products prior to the renewal period.
    • If enterprise renewal SKUs are used for the new enterprise order.
    • If the enterprise product order is for a different VIP agreement number.
    • If the current team products include products that do not have enterprise versions.

Once your organization’s enterprise purchase order has processed with Adobe, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions:

order-confirmation

The email indicates the day you must transfer users from team licenses to enterprise licenses in the Admin Console before they lose access.

Within the Admin Console for enterprise, you will be prompted to assign licenses using Quick License Assignment:

Enterprise overview

Confirm the number of licenses for assignment.

Transfer licenses

Confirm that the team product licenses that are being un-assigned match the enterprise licenses that are being assigned. 

Transfer confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation when it’s complete.

license-assignment

Download the results report within the Admin Console to validate all licenses were assigned.

Your end-users will not experience a lapse in product service if complete before the specified date within your confirmation email.

Next, schedule your 1:1 onboarding call with and Adobe Onboarding Specialist (if you haven’t already) to learn about everything the Admin Console for enterprise has to offer, like Administrative Roles and Identity.

Note:

Quick License Assignment does not migrate users with pending invitations in the Team Admin Console.

Bulk license assignment (VIP to VIP)

Assign licenses to users via bulk operation using a CSV template you download from the Admin Console for enterprise. This scenario is for:

  • VIP customers that fall outside of the requirements for the Quick License Assignment 
  • VIP customers that need to assign licenses to users outside of their renewal window
  1. Once you get access to your  Admin Console for enterprise and your licenses have been added, navigate to Users > Users.

  2. Click  in the upper-right corner of the Users page.

  3. In the Edit Users by CSV dialog box, click Download CSV template and choose Current user list.

    Add Users by CSV
  4. Download the list of users currently in your Admin Console for enterprise. Add license assignments to the CSV then upload.

    You will receive an email confirmation when it’s complete.

    user edit complete

Download the results report within the Console to validate all licenses were assigned.

Next, schedule your 1:1 onboarding call with and Adobe Onboarding Specialist (if you haven’t already) to learn about everything the Admin Console for enterprise has to offer, like Administrative Roles and Identity.

Bulk license assignment (VIP to ETLA)

Assign licenses to users via bulk operation by exporting your user list from the Admin Console, formatting, and uploading to the Admin Console for enterprise associated with your ETLA.

You will need to reformat the exported file in the format as required by the Bulk add users procedure of the Admin Console for enterprise. For the details on the file format, see CSV File format.

  1. Once you get access to your  Admin Console for enterprise and your licenses have been added, navigate to Users > Users.

  2. Click  in the upper-right corner of the Users page.

    Export your user list from the Admin Console.

    export-user-list
  3. Download the CSV template and add the users you exported from the Admin Console. Assign licenses within the upload as well.

  4. Click  in the upper-right and choose Add users by CSV.

    add-users-by-csv
  5. Upload the updated CSV file.

You will receive an email confirmation when it’s complete.

users added

Download the results report within the Console to validate all licenses were assigned.

Next, schedule your 1:1 onboarding call with and Adobe Onboarding Specialist (if you haven’t already) to learn about everything the Admin Console for enterprise has to offer, like Administrative Roles and Identity.

Bulk license assignment (ETLA to VIP)

You will receive a new Admin Console for enterprise and must migrate your users from the ETLA dashboard to the VIP dashboard. Assign licenses to users via bulk operation by exporting your user list from the ETLA dashboard, formatting, then uploading into your VIP dashboard.

Export your user list from your existing ETLA dashboard.

Once you get access to your VIP Admin Console for enterprise and your licenses have been added, navigate to the Users tab.

Select Bulk add users from the drop-down menu.

  1. Once you get access to your  Admin Console for enterprise and your licenses have been added, navigate to Users > Users.

  2. Download the CSV template and add the users you exported from the Admin Console. Assign licenses within the upload as well.

  3. Click  in the upper-right and choose Add users by CSV.

    add-users-by-csv
  4. Upload the updated CSV file.

    users added

You will receive an email confirmation when it’s complete.

users added

Download the results report within the Console to validate all licenses were assigned.

If you have already claimed a domain in your ETLA dashboard, you will need to claim a domain for your new Dashboard.

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