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  1. Adobe Enterprise & Teams: Administration guide
  2. Plan your deployment
    1. Basic concepts
      1. Licensing
      2. Identity
      3. User management
      4. App deployment
      5. Admin Console overview
      6. Admin roles
    2. Deployment Guides
      1. Named User deployment guide
      2. SDL deployment guide
      3. Deploy Adobe Acrobat 
    3. Deploy Creative Cloud for education
      1. Deployment guide
      2. Approve Adobe apps in Google Admin Console
      3. Enable Adobe Express in Google Classroom
      4. Integration with Canvas LMS
      5. Integration with Blackboard Learn
      6. Configuring SSO for District Portals and LMSs
      7. Deploy Adobe Express through Google App Licensing
      8. Add users through Roster Sync
      9. Kivuto FAQ
      10. Primary and Secondary institution eligibility guidelines
  3. Set up your organization
    1. Identity types | Overview
    2. Set up identity | Overview
    3. Set up organization with Enterprise ID
    4. Setup Azure AD federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Microsoft via Azure OIDC
      2. Add Azure Sync to your directory
      3. Role sync for Education
      4. Azure Connector FAQ
    5. Set up Google Federation and sync
      1. Set up SSO with Google Federation
      2. Add Google Sync to your directory
      3. Google federation FAQ
    6. Set up organization with Microsoft ADFS
    7. Set up organization for District Portals and LMS
    8. Set up organization with other Identity providers
      1. Create a directory
      2. Verify ownership of a domain
      3. Add domains to directories
    9. SSO common questions and troubleshooting
      1. SSO Common questions
      2. SSO Troubleshooting
      3. Education common questions
  4. Manage your organization setup
    1. Manage existing domains and directories
    2. Enable automatic account creation
    3. Set up organization via directory trust
    4. Migrate to a new authentication provider 
    5. Asset settings
    6. Authentication settings
    7. Privacy and security contacts
    8. Console settings
    9. Manage encryption  
  5. Manage users
    1. Overview
    2. Administrative roles
    3. User management techniques
      1. Manage users individually   
      2. Manage multiple users (Bulk CSV)
      3. User Sync tool (UST)
      4. Microsoft Azure Sync
      5. Google Federation Sync
    4. Change user's identity type
    5. Manage user groups
    6. Manage directory users
    7. Manage developers
    8. Migrate existing users to the Adobe Admin Console
    9. Migrate user management to the Adobe Admin Console
  6. Manage products and entitlements
    1. Manage products and product profiles
      1. Manage products
      2. Manage product profiles for enterprise users
      3. Manage automatic assignment rules
      4. Review product requests
      5. Manage self-service policies
      6. Manage app integrations
      7. Manage product permissions in the Admin Console  
      8. Enable/disable services for a product profile
      9. Single App | Creative Cloud for enterprise
      10. Optional services
    2. Manage Shared Device licenses
      1. What's new
      2. Deployment guide
      3. Create packages
      4. Recover licenses
      5. Manage profiles
      6. Licensing toolkit
      7. Shared Device Licensing FAQ
  7. Get started with Global Admin Console
    1. Adopt global administration
    2. Select your organization
    3. Manage organization hierarchy
    4. Manage product profiles
    5. Manage administrators
    6. Manage user groups
    7. Update organization policies
    8. Manage policy templates
    9. Allocate products to child organizations
    10. Execute pending jobs
    11. Explore insights
    12. Export or import organization structure
  8. Manage storage and assets
    1. Storage
      1. Manage enterprise storage
      2. Adobe Creative Cloud: Update to storage
      3. Manage Adobe storage
    2. Asset migration
      1. Automated Asset Migration
      2. Automated Asset Migration FAQ  
      3. Manage transferred assets
    3. Reclaim assets from a user
    4. Student asset migration | EDU only
      1. Automatic student asset migration
      2. Migrate your assets
  9. Manage services
    1. Adobe Stock
      1. Adobe Stock credit packs for teams
      2. Adobe Stock for enterprise
      3. Use Adobe Stock for enterprise
      4. Adobe Stock License Approval
    2. Custom fonts
    3. Adobe Asset Link
      1. Overview
      2. Create user group
      3. Configure Adobe Experience Manager Assets
      4. Configure and install Adobe Asset Link
      5. Manage assets
      6. Adobe Asset Link for XD
    4. Adobe Acrobat Sign
      1. Set up Adobe Acrobat Sign for enterprise or teams
      2. Adobe Acrobat Sign - Team feature Administrator
      3. Manage Adobe Acrobat Sign on the Admin Console
    5. Creative Cloud for enterprise - free membership
      1. Overview
  10. Deploy apps and updates
    1. Overview
      1. Deploy and deliver apps and updates
      2. Plan to deploy
      3. Prepare to deploy
    2. Create packages
      1. Package apps via the Admin Console
      2. Create Named User Licensing Packages
      3. Adobe templates for packages
      4. Manage packages
      5. Manage device licenses
      6. Serial number licensing
    3. Customize packages
      1. Customize the Creative Cloud desktop app
      2. Include extensions in your package
    4. Deploy Packages 
      1. Deploy packages
      2. Deploy Adobe packages using Microsoft Intune
      3. Deploy Adobe packages with SCCM
      4. Deploy Adobe packages with ARD
      5. Install products in the Exceptions folder
      6. Uninstall Creative Cloud products
      7. Use Adobe provisioning toolkit enterprise edition
      8. Adobe Creative Cloud licensing identifiers
    5. Manage updates
      1. Change management for Adobe enterprise and teams customers
      2. Deploy updates
    6. Adobe Update Server Setup Tool (AUSST)
      1. AUSST Overview
      2. Set up the internal update server
      3. Maintain the internal update server
      4. Common use cases of AUSST   
      5. Troubleshoot the internal update server
    7. Adobe Remote Update Manager (RUM)
      1. Use Adobe Remote Update Manager
      2. Resolve RUM errors
    8. Troubleshoot
      1. Troubleshoot Creative Cloud apps installation and uninstallation errors
      2. Query client machines to check if a package is deployed
      3. Creative Cloud package "Installation Failed" error message
    9. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager (CC 2018 or earlier apps)
      1. About Creative Cloud Packager
      2. Creative Cloud Packager release notes
      3. Application packaging
      4. Create packages using Creative Cloud Packager
      5. Create named license packages
      6. Create packages with device licenses
      7. Create a license package
      8. Create packages with serial number licenses
      9. Packager automation
      10. Package non-Creative Cloud products
      11. Edit and save configurations
      12. Set locale at system level
  11. Manage your account
    1. Manage your Teams account
      1. Overview
      2. Update payment details
      3. Manage invoices
      4. Change contract owner
      5. Change reseller
    2. Assign licenses to a Teams user
    3. Add products and licenses
    4. Manage your team in Adobe Express
    5. Renewals
      1. Teams membership: Renewals
      2. Enterprise in VIP: Renewals and compliance
    6. Automated expiration stages for ETLA contracts
    7. Switching contract types within an existing Adobe Admin Console
    8. Purchase Request compliance
    9. Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in China
    10. VIP Select help
  12. Reports & logs
    1. Audit Log
    2. Assignment reports
    3. Content Logs
  13. Get help
    1. Contact Adobe Customer Care
    2. Support options for teams accounts
    3. Support options for enterprise accounts
    4. Support options for Experience Cloud
Adobe Asset Link

If you're a creative professional or marketer, use Adobe Asset Link from within your Creative Cloud desktop apps to streamline collaboration while you create content.

Connect with Adobe Experience Manager Assets through the Adobe Asset Link panel in your familiar apps: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD. Access and modify content stored in Experience Manager Assets without exiting the Creative Cloud apps.

To create high-fidelity designs and prototypes in Adobe XD, use Adobe Asset Link for XD. Incorporate digital assets from Experience Manager Assets into your XD canvas. Adobe Asset Link for XD powers collaboration between designers and marketers throughout the design process. Learn more.

Support matrix


What's new

You are now automatically connected to any cloud-based Experience Manager Assets environment for which you have entitlement. All environments that you can access appear within the Manage environments view of Adobe Asset Link. You can switch between environments or modify them.

Adobe Asset Link supports Experience Manager as a Cloud Service and Experience Manager Assets Essentials. It also supports Experience Manager 6.4 and Experience Manager 6.5 with the latest service packs.

Here are the key capabilities introduced in latest release of Adobe Asset Link (version 2023.08.0):

  • New Refresh Links (Beta) feature. Learn more.
  • Performance Enhancements for Relink with Experience Manager (Beta) feature
  • Minor Localization updates related to search filters and CJK characters

Here are the key capabilities introduced in the prior releases of Adobe Asset Link:

  • Place Linked with Options provides support for multiple file formats, such as PDF, AI, PSD, PNG. For details, see Manage assets using Adobe Asset Link.
  • You can now replace broken links in InDesign documents after migrating assets to AEM Assets. For details, see Manage assets using Adobe Asset Link.
  • Improved support for corporate proxies and SSL web filters.
  • Corrected issue where relinking from Asset Link results in the last item in the Asset Link panel is blocked to view owing to Cancel and Relink buttons.
  • Support for Adobe Experience Manager Assets Essentials
  • Automatic connection with cloud-based environments, such as Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service and Experience Manager Assets Essentials
  • Support for ARM devices
  • Support for Business storage for teams and enterprise accounts
  • Support for the latest Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator 2023 apps
  • Improved asset upload performance to Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service and Experience Manager Assets Essentials
  • Support for using the Adobe Asset Link CEP Plugin in environments with proxy servers.
  • The following types of proxies are supported:

If your organization has set up a proxy server, contact your IT admin to configure your proxy client for Adobe Asset Link. 


Ensure that you meet the following Adobe Asset Link requirements:

Creative Cloud prerequisites

  • One or more valid Creative Cloud for enterprise  or Creative Cloud for teams subscriptions (Creative Cloud for enterprise or teams, All Apps plan or Single App plans) for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

    • Named User Licensing
    • Creative Cloud storage and services enabled
    • Creative Cloud 2022, 2021, or 2020 desktop apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to Creative Cloud 2023, 2022, or 2021 apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). For details, see the Support matrix above.
    • Adobe Enterprise identity types  Enterprise ID, Federated ID (single sign-on), and Business IDs
  • Subscriptions purchased with VIP or ETLA buying programs are both supported. Learn more.

To support Business IDs, Experience Manager 6.5 requires service pack 11 or later while Experience Manager 6.4 requires the latest cumulative fix pack (CFP).


If your Creative Cloud subscription is provisioned in a different Adobe Admin Console from Experience Manager, you may require to establish Directory Trust between them. Learn more.

Adobe Experience Manager prerequisites


Experience Manager Assets 6.4.0-6.4.3 require installation of an extra feature pack on Experience Manager. For more information, see Configuring Experience Manager Assets for Adobe Asset Link.

Setting up  Adobe Asset Link for your creative users is easy. Perform these steps.

1. Create user group

Create a unique group with the creative users in the Adobe Admin Console in which the Creative Cloud for enterprise entitlements reside. The users added to the group must have Enterprise IDs or Federated IDs. Learn more. You require administrative rights to create user groups.

2. Configure Experience Manager Assets

To let users access digital assets stored in Experience Manager Assets within their Creative Cloud applications, configure and fine-tune Experience Manager Assets. To let InDesign communicate with Experience Manager Assets, add the InDesign Client ID to your Experience Manager Assets environment. Learn more.

Generate the Adobe Asset Link extension using the Packages workflow within the Adobe Admin Console. Next, install the Adobe Asset Link extension. Depending on the type of deployment, Creative Cloud users are automatically connected to an Experience Manager environment or require an administrator configure it for them. Learn more.

You’re ready to use Adobe Asset Link with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. To open the panel in InDesign or Illustrator, go to Windows >Extensions> Adobe Asset Link. In Photoshop, go to Window > Extensions (legacy) > Adobe Asset Link.

Use Adobe Asset Link to work with and modify assets stored within your organization's digital asset management system– Experience Manager Assets.

Features and capabilities

To learn how creatives can use Adobe Asset Link, see Manage assets using the Adobe Asset Link panel.

To know about the features and capabilities of Adobe Asset Link, see the videoUsing Adobe Asset Link with Experience Manager Assets (8 min).

Enabling digital agencies and freelancers

With Adobe Asset Link, brands can easily grant their agencies access to project assets by adding the agencies as a trusted domain in their environment. For step-by-step instructions, see authorized domains. If domain trusting doesn't comply with policy, the company must provision a Creative Cloud for enterprise seat for the agency to own its assets.


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