• Configure PingFederate to authenticate against an identity provider (IdP) or datastore containing the users requiring application access.
  • You must have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Admin Portal. For this, you must have an Enterprise/Business Plan.
  • Populate Adobe Creative Cloud with at least one user to test access.
  • You must have administrative access in PingFederate.
  1. Create a directory within the Adobe admin portal:
    1. Sign on to the Adobe admin portal.
    2. Click the Settings tab.
    3. Select Identity and click Create Directory.
      Screen capture of Adobe admin portal with Create Directory highlighted in red.
    4. Enter a name for the Directory and select Federated ID.
    5. Click Next.
    6. Select Other SAML Providers.
      Screen capture of Adobe administration console with Other SAML Providers selected as the identity provider.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Download the Copy and note the Entity ID and ACS URL values.
  2. Create a PingFederate service provider (SP) connection for Adobe Creative Cloud:
    1. Sign on to the PingFederate administrative console.
    2. Configure using Browser SSO profile SAML 2.0.
    3. Set Partner’s Entity ID to the entity ID value that you copied previously.
    4. Enable the following SAML Profiles:
      • IdP-Initiated SSO
      • SP-Initiated SSO
    5. In Assertion Creation: Authentication Source Mapping: Attribute Contract Fulfillment, map the SAML_SUBJECT to your email attribute, map the FirstName to your first name attribute, and map the LastName to your last name attribute.
    6. In Protocol Settings: Assertion Consumer Service URL, set Binding to POST and set Endpoint URL to the ACS URL value that you copied previously.
    7. In Protocol Settings: Allowable SAML Bindings, enable POST.
    8. In Credentials: Digital Signature Settings, select the PingFederate Signing Certificate.
    9. Export the metadata file and certificate from PingFederate to upload to the Adobe Admin Console.
  3. Test the PingFederate IdP-initiated SSO integration:
    1. Go to the PingFederate SSO Application Endpoint for the Adobe Creative Cloud connection.
    2. Authenticate with PingFederate.

      You're redirected to your Adobe Creative Cloud.

  4. Test the PingFederate SP-initiated SSO integration:
    1. Go to your Adobe Creative Cloud.
    2. When you're redirected to PingFederate, enter your PingFederate username and password.

      After successful authentication, you're redirected back to Adobe Creative Cloud.