Adobe software on campus is covered by two types of licenses, Named User and Shared Device. The Named User Licensing associates the license with the user, in our case, SMU employees. The Shared Device Licensing associates the computer allowing us to deploy and manage Adobe applications in labs and shared device setups, where multiple users, such as students, use the devices and applications.
Benefit-eligible employees can authenticate to the Adobe Creative Cloud and download the latest Adobe applications to their office computer and one home device, such as a laptop, as part of our "Named User Licensing.".
Our "Shared Device License" allows us to install the latest versions of the applications in computer labs and on instructor stations. Adjunct faculty, instructors, temporary staff, sponsored users, and currently-active students can use the software on any campus computer with a "Shared Device License."
User Entitlements Matrix
|Shared Device Licensing
|Named User Licensing
|Benefit Eligible Employees
Benefit-Eligible Employees are licensed under the Named User Licensing. The Named User Licensing ties the usage of Adobe apps and services to an individual user. Computers must connect to Adobe servers for initial activation, and then at least once every 99 days. End users can sign in with their credentials to access the apps and services.
Named User Details:
- Named licenses require periodic Internet connectivity.
- Computers must connect to Adobe servers for initial activation, and then at least once every 99 days.
- End users can sign in with their credentials to access the apps and services through Single Sign-On.
- Users can install/activate Adobe Creative Cloud software on up to two devices simultaneously.
Named User Licensing, provides:
- Access to World-class creative & productivity apps: Including the latest cloud first applications such as Adobe XD, Lightroom CC and Adobe Dimension. These applications are not available with any other licensing method.
- Access to Adobe Cloud services: Jump-start projects with anywhere, any-device access to assets in Creative Cloud Libraries, and font collections from Adobe Fonts.
Students are licensed under the Shared Device License, which is a huge leap forward in the experience that students have when accessing Adobe products. The Shared Device Licensing allows students to move from computers in the classroom to a campus computer lab and have the software available. When a student launches an app on a shared device, they’re prompted to sign in with their credentials. Apps will only launch after a successful sign-in. Students will be able to: