As an admin on the Adobe Admin Console, after you've chosen your identity type and set up identity, your next task is to add users to the Admin Console.

Why add users to Adobe Admin Console

Adobe enterprise and teams, broadly defines two types of users:

Administrators (admins)

Enterprise or teams admins perform administrative tasks on the Admin Console. So, you add admins to define a flexible administrative hierarchy that enables fine-grained management of Adobe product access,  and usage, and other administrative tasks.

All admins must necessarily be added to the Admin Console. When adding them, the administrative privileges are based on their administrative roles.

End users

End users are the users in your organization or institution who use the Adobe products and services that your organization or institution has obtained as part of the agreement with Adobe.


While in large organizations, these roles are usually distinct, in small organizations (teams) or institutions, end users are often given administrative privileges. The Admin Console doesn't place any restrictions on which users in an organization are assigned administrative roles or given product and service privileges.

Decide your user management strategy

Depending on your requirements, you can add users individually on the Admin Console or you can use one of the available bulk upload methods.

  Individually (Admin Console) CSV Bulk upload (Admin Console) User Sync Tool User Management REST API

Manage users individually in the Admin Console.

Manage users with CSV file upload in the Admin Console.

Add / edit user and group information from your organization's LDAP to the Adobe Admin Console.* Add / user and group information using REST API endpoints.**
Supported Identity types All Federated ID and Enterprise ID
Max. updates per operation 1


(5,000 for optimal performance)

(Maps to your organization's LDAP)
Requires understanding of Adobe Admin Console Creating and updating .csv file formats, preferably using Microsoft Excel
  • macOS Terminal or Windows Command prompt
  • Understanding of LDAP
Working knowledge of a programming language (such as Python) to consume REST APIs
Where to get details

Manage individual users

Help documentation

Next steps

Once added, your users are ready to be assigned with their designated apps and services.

Assign licenses to end users based on your licensing method:

Named User Licensing: Add these users to products (for teams) or product profiles (for enterprises) to give them Adobe product and service entitlements. For more details, see create Named User Licensing packages and Product Profiles.

Shared Device Licensing: Added users can use the configured shared devices which are accessible by Organization users only. For more details, see Create SDL Packages.