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Feb 12, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise now supports Single Sign-On

Edit 16/02/15: Survey is now closed and link has been removed.

Guest Blog: Laurel Hahn Zimmer | Product Manager | Creative Cloud for enterprise

Hi All,  

I am extremely pleased to announce that Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise now supports Single Sign-On (SSO)!

Adobe has introduced Federated IDs which enable our enterprise customers to establish SSO between their identity management systems and Adobe products and services.

With SSO support, we’re delivering on our promise to provide IT administrators better security controls and allowing users to log in with a single credential to access Creative Cloud for enterprise desktop apps, services and mobile apps.

To learn more about the new Federated ID identity type and the other identity types available from Adobe, see Manage Identity Types. For detailed instructions on enabling SSO, see Configure Single Sign-On.

Important: For users who access the Creative Cloud for Desktop app, v1.9 is required which provides support for Federated IDs.

Finally, I’d like to highlight an upcoming IT-focused event: Live Webinar | Adobe Enterprise Dashboard: Single Sign-On and User Management on Feb 19th | View Event Info

Cheers, Laurel

Note from Karl.

Yesterday the Muse team went live with Muse 2014.3. What is significant for IT admins is on Windows Muse is now no longer considered an exception and so will now be part of the main payload. Anybody who has been deploying Muse will know that previously the process was a bit tedious so we are grateful to the Muse team for putting in the effort here to improve the process.

A short while back we introduced CCP 1.8, in the chaos to get it released in order to resolve an issue I did not have the chance to speak about one of it’s new features. As you know when you use CCP in conjunction with the Enterprise Dashboard we surface the package metadata to all admins in your org. We have now added a new field where we surface the GUID of the package. This is great if you want to remotely query systems in your environment and allows you to reconcile the package and it’s contents which are stored in the dashboard.

Package GUID


Karl Gibson | Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools



  • By Josh Whitver - 12:49 PM on February 12, 2015   Reply

    I tried to complete the Adobe Creative Cloud survey, but it told me it wasn’t geared towards me. It said that it wanted to gather “feedback from those involved with purchase decisions for cloud-based creative software for multiple end users” which, incidentally, is exactly what I do. I answered that I was employed full-time by an Educational Institution, and we have purchased the Creative Cloud suite for our entire district (2,600 Macs). If that’s not making a purchase decision for multiple end users, I don’t know what is!

  • By BP - 1:33 PM on February 17, 2015   Reply

    In terms of deployment, if end users do not have admin access, does it make sense to leverage SSO? Is the end user expected to download and install Creative Cloud apps using their new SSO credentials? Or can IT still deploy the software to the computer and have the user just log in to activate the applications they are allowed to use? To elaborate, can we push out the entire CC suite of apps to a computer, but only allow the end user to use Photoshop and InDesign even though the rest of the CC apps are on the computer as well? Hope that makes sense.

    • By Karl Gibson - 3:18 AM on April 8, 2015   Reply

      Yes you can still deploy applications to a users systems and they will only be able to sign in/license the one’s that the admin as inferred access to. Regarding the install of the applications this is dependent on the machine rights but you can either allow self service or you can disable the apps panel via Creative Cloud Packager.

      Karl Gibson | Product Manager | Enterprise IT Tools

  • By Johnson Smith - 7:49 AM on February 22, 2015   Reply

    Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise now supports Single Sign-On

    Hello, I have participated in the study, but I have not received the Amazon Gift Certificate, please reply, thanks

  • By richard greene - 12:10 PM on April 6, 2015   Reply

    how the hell do I get the serial number for this product

  • By Anders Vinger - 3:15 AM on April 20, 2015   Reply

    Hi. I manage the entire Adobe Portfolio for Our university, and have a few questions:

    1. We use Windows terminal services to deliver Applications to alot of users. Mostly to handle unnsupported platforms, but also to have an easy way of delivering the Applications in a simple manner. If we set ut a federation towards Adobe, say via ADFS, will we be able to install Your Products on the terminal servers, and via federation to the Adobe cloud manage lisencing? Or are you only geared towards making the Applications work on Client computers. (There is a difference to how an Application runs on a terminal server, vs a Client computer)
    2. At the university we have no support for Adobe Products Beyond the CS 6.xx suite, today due to legal and privacy issues regarding the Adobe ID. Lets say that this at some point in the future gets resolved and a federation is implemented. But in the mean time we are stuck With Your more “non-cloud oriented” Versions of software. Will all Adobe Products in the future demand that the user has an Adobe ID?

    Anders Vinger

  • By Pär Adeen - 1:23 AM on September 6, 2016   Reply

    Are you planning on (of do you already) supporting the Azure SSO Service. I can’t see Creative Cloud in the lists, but I do see some other Adobe Services: