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Accurate TerminologyDescriptionClient-Friendly Terminology
Buying Program… an program under which an agreement is entered between an organization and Adobe under which the purchase and management (via admin console) of product licenses is maintained. (If seeking boredom or questionable edification, see
Value Incentive Program (VIP)… is the buying program LTS only uses for its supported lab and classroom SDL deployments.
Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA)… is the three-year buying program agreement under which NUL for CC AA NUL are purchased and managed. (Despite the term “Enterprise” this does not imply site licensing.)
Creative Cloud (CC)
… depending on context may be referring to the overall set of available products, applications and services, or may be referring to a specific product (ex. “Creative Cloud All Apps  - 50 GB”).“Creative Cloud”
Creative Cloud All Apps,
CC All Apps,
… used within the context of LTS’ supported Adobe licensing is referring to products which entitle subscribers to the use of, quite literally, all applications within the Creative Cloud line.

“Creative Cloud”,
“Creative Cloud all applications and services”

Named User License (NUL)… refers to a product licensed and delegated to a user’s Federated ID (ex.,
User License
Shared Device License (SDL)… refers to a special product licensed for use on computers for which (an arbitrary number of) users will need to use the software on that computer but will not have their own user licenses. These are used in lab and classroom deployments (ex. Digital Media Studio) and have very strict and restrictive requirements for acquisition.Device License
Creative Cloud Desktop App (CCDA)… is the primary and required application for accessing your NUL license entitlements.Creative Cloud desktop application
Identity Provider (IdP)… in the context of Named User Licenses, Lehigh University is the only supported IdP for Federated  ID accounts. (While Adobe does support the use of Google, Facebook, and Apple as IdP’s for personal Adobe ID accounts, LTS can not and does not.) SAML terminology.
Service Provider… in the context of Named User Licenses, Adobe is the Service Provider. SAML terminology.
Adobe Account… can be either a personal Adobe ID—which is not associated with or managed by Lehigh, and cannot have licenses delegated. See also Types of Adobe Accounts.
Federated ID

… is the type of Adobe Account which LTS uses to enable SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication allowing you access to your entitlements.“Company or school account”,

Adobe ID… is a type of Adobe Account which hosted and managed by Adobe, and over which LTS has no insight, influence, or management. Adobe IDs can have same email address as Federated IDs but are completely external to LU. This account type is not supported by LTS.“Personal account”
Product Configuration (PC)… is a customizable, limited set of attributes and settings for a specific Product which can be used to provide different administrative controls and/or user experiences appropriate for specific deployment situations. It can also be used to set quotas for a User Group. (Ex. an administrative department, for security and privacy reasons, may need to disable social media related applications, or a cloud-based PDF processing service for their staff; another may wish to simply disable the notification email; and so forth).“license”
entitlements… refer to the items included in a Product Configuration which delegated to an Adobe Account. (These may include desktop applications, cloud storage, Fonts, etc.)
provisioned… means a user has been delegated a Product Configuration, and that a license is available for that configuration.
delegated…  means a that a Product Configuration has been assigned to an Adobe Account.