Read More: Manage product profiles.
Create policies that control the applications your users can install and update.
As an admin, on the Admin Console, you will need to apply the required customization settings on a product profile. What this means, is that you apply self-service policies at the product profile level. This then ensures that the policy applies to all end users included in that product profile.
Go to the Permissions tab and click Edit on the Self-service policies line item.
By default, the self-service policy of a product profile is turned off. You will need to explicitly turn on the self-service policy for each product profile, as required.
And, specify the policies as follows:
User Managed policies define the level of control that users have on how and when they install and update applications on their machines.
The Auto-update toggle is enabled and available to end users under preferences. When enabled, it will update end users apps automatically as soon as new versions are released.
If this checkbox is not selected, end users will not see the Auto-update toggle in their Creative Cloud desktop app.
Updates are made available to your end users 30 days after Adobe has released them.
This means that, if Adobe releases a new version of an application today, it will not be visible for 30 days in your end users Creative Cloud desktop app.
The Show older apps toggle will be visible under preferences in your end users Creative Cloud Desktop app if this option is selected. End users have the access to (can update and install) End of life apps such as Adobe Muse. If this option is not selected, end users will not see this toggle in their Creative Cloud Desktop app.
The User Managed options described above are not mutually exclusive. This means that you can check multiple options.
Some example scenarios:
Yes. End users will need to upgrade the Creative Cloud desktop app on their machines to version <?>.
A policy will be applied for users within 24 hours of the admin assigning the policy to the product profile.
To apply a policy immediately, ask your users to do one of the following:
Currently self-service policies can be applied to product profiles that are based on Creative Cloud products. Policies are not available for product profiles that are based on Document Cloud or non-Creative Cloud products.
No. The policy is applied at the Creative Cloud desktop level and will be valid for all Creative Cloud apps.
For instance, if an Automatically update all applications policy is applied to a Photoshop offer, then in the Creative Cloud desktop app, all Creative Cloud apps will be made available for automatic updates.
No. Policies are only available for Named User Licensing.
By default, self-service policies are turned off. So, this does not impact existing product profiles. However, you can use this feature to apply policies on profiles that you've previously created. Or even on default product profiles available on the Admin Console.
The policy is applied at the Creative Cloud desktop level and will be valid for all Creative Cloud apps.
For instance, if the Make updates available 30 days after release policy is applied to a Photoshop offer, then in the Creative Cloud desktop app, all Creative Cloud apps will be made available 30 days after their release.
A union of policies across offers are applied at the Creative Cloud desktop level. Also, in the case of conflicting policies, the less restrictive policy will be applied.
No. Currently policies are valid only for Creative Cloud apps.
Self-service policies always take precedence over Managed package settings.
So, say you create a managed package and choose the Enable Self-service option and deploy that package to a user machine. Now, you apply the Restricted policy setting to a product profile and add that user to the product profile. The Restricted policy setting will apply to the user.
If your Creative Cloud apps are licensed by an organization, how you install and update apps via the Creative Cloud desktop app, will depend on how the admin in your organization has set up the Creative Cloud desktop environment on your computer.
If you see the following screen when you go to the Apps tab on the Creative Cloud desktop app, your admin has disabled the option to install or updates apps on your computer.