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Learn more about Joint Accounts

The main purpose of the Joint Accounts is to provide a suitable method of synchronizing multiple reader accounts for the same user, particularly if the user has purchased books from multiple Vendors who support Vendor ID accounts. Again the number of devices is limited to 6 for each Adobe ID account. After two or more accounts are joined, the group as a whole will have the limit of 6, not multiples of 6 devices. To be more specific, the limits are: 6 standalone devices and 6 mobile and tethered devices.

 

Joint Accounts Workflow

 

Before joining accounts

Device 1 Device 2
Activated with User1 (Vendor ID) Activated with User2 (Adobe ID)
URLLINK_1.acsm file fulfilled using User1 URLLINK_2.acsm file fulfilled using User2
Book1 downloaded Book2 downloaded

 

Join Accounts using the portal: http://adeactivate.adobe.com/adept/en/JoinAccountLoginForm.jsp

After joining accounts

Device 3

  • Copy Book1 & 2 to Device 3
  • Copy URLLINK_1.acsm & URLLINK_2.acsm to Device 3

 

S. NO Scenarios Expected Results
1
  • Open Book1 using the reader.
  • Reader will prompt for authorization.
  • Enter valid credentials of User1
  • Both the accounts will be synched and reader will be activated. Able to read the book.
  • User1 will be set as default user.
2
  • Open Book1 using the reader.
  • Reader will prompt for authorization.
  • Enter valid credentials of User2
  • Both the accounts will be synched and reader will be activated. Able to read the book.
  • User1 will be set as default user.
3
  • Open URLLINK_1.acsm
  • Reader will prompt for authorization.
  • Enter valid credentials of User1
  • Reader will be activated with User1.
  • Fulfillment will happen successfully.
  • Accounts will not be synched.
4
  • Open URLLINK_1.acsm
  • Reader will prompt for authorization.
  • Enter valid credentials of User2
  • Reader will be activated with User2.
  • Fulfillment will fail. (Since the activated information is cached in the ACS server).
  • Accounts will not be synched.

 

Should I go with Joint Accounts instead of Multiple Accounts activation? The main advantage is Join Account allows single sign‐on, for example the reader only needs to enter one credential, the reader application can fetch the joined accounts which subsequently enables the reader to read books fulfilled with any of these accounts. And another difference is the reader can sign on to a different device/application with a single account, without re‐entering different account credential multiple times.

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) for iPad

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Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is now available for the iPad. Download it from the App Store today.
ADE can now be the One eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books across your iPad, Mac or PC. You can extend your reading experience by transferring books from your personal computer to your iPad. ADE is free-to-download and use, and completely ad-free. ADE can be used to read EPUB and PDF books, both online and offline. eBooks borrowed from most public libraries can be read with ADE.
ADE’s support for EPUB3 standard allows you to experience gorgeous media rich books filled with interactive features, videos, and more. ADE ensures consistent rendering of audio and video content; dynamic image re-sizing without loss in clarity; support for multi-column layouts, interactive quizzes, and math formulas. Some of the other great features in this release allow you to:

  • Organize your books into a beautiful custom library
  • Choose from different font sizes and five easy-to-read page modes
  • Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
  • Easily find a word or a character anywhere in the book with the powerful search feature
  • Use the night mode, or adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment
  • View fun stats on how much time you are spending each day to read your book, and more