Identifying Existing Installs

Identification method

To identify an existing install, use a combination of the serial number and the LEID contained in the SWID file. Use the attached script automatically get the SWID details:

Licensing identifiers (LEID)

Licensing identifiers (LEID) provide a unique way to identify most of Adobe’s licensed products. You will need to know a product’s LEID in the following workflows:

  • Installing a serialized product via a package created with AAMEE (typically CS bundled products).

  • Using the APTEE tool to perform licensing and activation tasks.

Product LEIDs:

  • DC Continuous Track: V7{}AcrobatCont-12-Mac-GM

  • DC Classic Track 2017: V7{}AcrobatESR-17-Mac-GM

  • DC Classic Track 2015: V7{}AcrobatESR-12-Mac-GM

  • DC Classic Track 2020: V7{}AcrobatESR-20-Mac-GM

Note

Once an ETLA serial is provided, the LEID changes for unserialized commands. For example, for both tracks it becomes V7{}AcrobatETLA-12-Mac-GM.

Software identification tags (SWID)

Software identification tags (SWIDs) help IT organizations manage software assets by providing the ability to identify the license state of installed software. SWIDs also provide a method for distinguishing between subscription (cloud) and boxed installs.

SWID files are located under /Library/Application Support/. For example:

/Library/Application Support/regid.1986-12.com.adobe/regid.1986-12.com.adobe_V6{}AcrobatPro-AS2-Mac-GM-MUL.swidtag

The tag file name is of the format: <regid>_<product_title>-<unique_software_identifier>.swidtag. The values are determined as follows:

  • <regid>: regid.1986-12.com.adobe is Adobe’s regid.

  • <product_title>: The product name which is the same as the value of <product> in the tag file.

  • <unique_software_identifier>: A combination of the product licensing identifier and licensed locale which is the same as the value of <softwareID/unique_id> in the tag file. Locale information is applicable only for products that are not installed in the trial mode.

SWID location

The SWID file resides in /Library/Application Support/regid.1986-12.com.adobe/<filename>.swidtag

Example SWID file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<swid:software_identification_tag xsi:schemaLocation="https://standards.iso.org/iso/19770/-2/2008/schema.xsd software_identification_tag.xsd"
  xmlns:swid="https://standards.iso.org/iso/19770/-2/2008/schema.xsd" xmlns:xsi="https://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<!--Mandatory Identity elements -->
<swid:entitlement_required_indicator>true</swid:entitlement_required_indicator>
<swid:product_title>Acrobat X Pro</swid:product_title>
<swid:product_version>
 <swid:name>10.0</swid:name>
 <swid:numeric>
  <swid:major>10</swid:major>
  <swid:minor>0</swid:minor>
  <swid:build>0</swid:build>
  <swid:review>0</swid:review>
 </swid:numeric>
</swid:product_version>
<swid:software_creator>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:software_creator>
<swid:software_licensor>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:software_licensor>
<swid:software_id>
 <swid:unique_id>AcrobatPro-AS1-Win-GM-MUL</swid:unique_id>
 <swid:tag_creator_regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:tag_creator_regid>
</swid:software_id>

<swid:tag_creator>
 <swid:name>Adobe Inc.</swid:name>
 <swid:regid>regid.1986-12.com.adobe</swid:regid>
</swid:tag_creator>
<!--Optional Identity elements -->
<swid:license_linkage>
 <swid:activation_status>unlicensed</swid:activation_status>
 <swid:channel_type>VOLUME</swid:channel_type>
 <swid:customer_type>VOLUME</swid:customer_type>
</swid:license_linkage>
<swid:serial_number>970787034620329571838915</swid:serial_number>
</swid:software_identification_tag>