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
- Copy Book1 & 2 to Device 3
- Copy URLLINK_1.acsm & URLLINK_2.acsm to Device 3
|S. NO||Scenarios||Expected Results|
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.