Adobe Licensing - Shared Device Licensing


Shared Device Licensing is available for use on shared computers in labs, classrooms, and locations where computers are used by more than one person. This method allows Georgia Tech students to log into Adobe Creative Cloud applications on Georgia-Tech-owned computers where it's installed. (Our license does not include student use on personally-owned devices.)

A limited number of SDL packages are made available for installation through SCCM and Jamf management systems.

Custom SDL packages (i.e., specific combinations of packages in one installer) must be created and installed by IT staff within a college, school, or unit. Custom SDL installation packages can be created through the Adobe Admin Console. Each unit that needs custom SDL packages should designate one or more administrators for access to the Admin Console. (The necessary privileges for package building can be granted by request to OIT Software Licensing.)

Using SDL Packages

Follow instructions for log in with GT Account. In brief: use the long form of your GT Account, e.g., -- when you enter or tab out of the username field, you'll be routed through the familiar GT Login process. Instructions with screenshots

Creating SDL Packages

  • Start at
  • Click "Sign in with an Enterprise ID"
  • Use the long form of your GT Account (e.g., as username; when you tab out of form you'll be redirected to GT Login
  • Choose "Packages" from the top navigation
  • Click the "Create a package" button
  • The first choice will be NUL or SDL -- choose the latter in this case.
  • When asked to choose an entitlement for the package, choose "Creative Cloud All Apps for HED - Shared Device" (the only option available)

If you do not see the Packages link or are unable to create a package, you may need to request permission from OIT Software Licensing.

The options presented in the package building process are fairly straightforward.

Deployment guide from Adobe -- note that the version of the Admin Console GT is using is older than the version discussed here -- but the information may be somewhat helpful in understanding SDL: