The Admin Console is the one-stop shop for administrators to manage their organization's Adobe software and users. It makes license and user management simple, whether you have a team of 5 or an enterprise of 5,000. As you may have heard, we are hard at work improving the Admin Console experience, and want to give you a sneak peek into what's coming this year.
Since this change is purely within the Admin Console, there will be no impact to your end-users. All your content and data will move with you to the new Admin Console and no action is required on your part.
We are enhancing the overall usability including navigation, workflows, and user management. The new design aligns with Adobe's global design, which means that navigation, etc. will match what exists in our other products.
The new Admin Console will guide you through the steps needed to get Adobe products in the hands of the people that need them. And you'll be able to easily see if we need to tell you something—in our dedicated notifications center or banner-like alerts.
Creative Cloud customers have two primary choices for deployment. Self Service or managed installs. Self service provides the least amount of IT overhead and the most amount of end user autonomy. For that reason this is our recommended approach. If however IT wants more control then they can utilize the managed install options Adobe provides. New in this release is the capability to create customized packages directly within the console itself, removing the requirement to download and install Creative Cloud Packager.
We're centralizing user management, making it easier than ever to find a user. And for admins with a "team" product (Creative Cloud for teams, Acrobat DC, Captivate, and Presenter), you'll be able to group your users for ease of reporting.
Renewing your licenses purchased through VIP will be a breeze. Renewals will provide a consistent and real-time view of license assignments, including who will lose access after the renewal period ends. There's no more confusion on who's renewed and who's not. Also, we are simplifying administration: you'll use the same page to add and remove users during renewal for a streamlined workflow.
Users will get access right away, and you don't need to wait for the user to accept an invitation before entitling them to products.
Enterprise and Federated ID
Enhanced welcome emails with a destination page redirect added after authentication.
We'll share more information here, and be sure to reach out to your Adobe Account Manager with any questions. Before we roll out these changes, you will receive an automated email from firstname.lastname@example.org as a reminder.
Will I lose access to any existing features or configurations I've created?
When am I moving to the new console?
Will my users be impacted?
Is there any action required on my part?
When will the current consoles retire?
I have pending invites in my console. What happens to those during migration?
If a pending invitation is less than 30 days old, it will be automatically accepted. If the invitation is more than 30 days old, it will expire and you must re-invite these users. This applies to team product invitations, additional administrator invitations for team products, and end-user invitations to join an enterprise program.