Enterprise Toolkit | Macintosh Plist Reference

Workflows (Services integration)

Most (but not all) of these settings only apply to legacy (pre DC) products. Refer to the version number when verifying applicability. DC product users should also refer to FeatureLockDown


This preference category contains the following subfeature(s):

Upsell-DC Home Banner

The top of Recent tab on the Home view contains a notification area. By default, the desktop product displays a banner reminding users that they can extend their workflows to mobile devices by installing one or more of the mobile apps. Admins can disable any or all of these notifications.

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AcrobatAppInstalled Specifies whether to show the Acrobat mobile app promotion and link in the Home banner.
ScanAppInstalled Specifies whether to show the Adobe Scan mobile app promotion and link in the Home banner.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # Oct. 2018 Continuous track
User Path Services\AcrobatApp
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Specifies whether to show the Acrobat mobile app promotion and link in the Home banner.
Details Disable and lock both the App Center and Home banner with bToggleDCAppCenter under FeatureLockDown. Possible values include:
  • 0: Promote the mobile app.
  • 1: Don't promote the mobile app.
GUI mapping N/A
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # Oct. 2018 Continuous track
User Path Services\ScanApp
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Specifies whether to show the Adobe Scan mobile app promotion and link in the Home banner.
Details Disable and lock both the App Center and Home banner with bToggleDCAppCenter under FeatureLockDown. Possible values include:
  • 0: Promote the mobile app.
  • 1: Don't promote the mobile app.
GUI mapping N/A

DC Send and Track

DC product users should also refer to FeatureLockDown for additional services-related preferences.

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AdobeSendPluginToggle Toggles the Adobe Send and Track plugin for Outlook
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # DC
User Path Workflows
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Cloud
Summary Toggles the Adobe Send and Track plugin for Outlook
Details When enabled, an Adobe Send and Track button appears in Outlook when composing an email. It enables sending large files as public links through Outlook. The attached files are uploaded to Adobe Document Cloud and public links to the files are inserted in the email body. Recipients can click the link to preview the file in a browser window and can download the file if needed. Possible values include:
  • 0: Enable Adobe Send and Track.
  • 1: Disable Adobe Send and Track.
GUI mapping N/A

Services (Acrobat.com: 11.x and earlier)

These preferences configure SharePoint and Office365 integration as well as online file storage. Macintosh support begins with 11.0. These settings are deprecated with DC.

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bDisableADCFileStore Disables storing files on Acrobat.com even when bEnableAcrobatHS = 1.
EnableADCFileStore Enables the user interface items that allow storing files on Acrobat.com even when bEnableAcrobatHS = 0.
EnableBHCache Toggles whether to cache files locally that are downloaded from Acrobat.com.
ShowDistAcrobatDotCom Specifies whether to allow Acrobat.com access from the Forms Central application.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 0
Version # 11.0+ (deprecated with12.x)
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Cloud
Summary Disables storing files on Acrobat.com even when bEnableAcrobatHS = 1.
Details This preference has significance only when bEnableAcrobatHS is 1 or is not present. It disables Acrobat.com files storage even when enterprises have enabled all Adobe's hosted services by setting bEnableAcrobatHS to 1. Possible values include:
  • 0: Allow file storage on Acrobat.com.
  • 1: Don't allow file storage on Acrobat.com.
GUI mapping N/A
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # 11.0+ (deprecated with12.x)
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Cloud
Summary Enables the user interface items that allow storing files on Acrobat.com even when bEnableAcrobatHS = 0.
Details This preferences turns on Acrobat.com access even when all other services are disabled. Possible values include:
  • 1: Do allow file storage on Acrobat.com.
GUI mapping N/A
Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default null
Version # 11.0.09 (deprecated with12.x)
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Services
Summary Toggles whether to cache files locally that are downloaded from Acrobat.com.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Don't cache files that are downloaded from Acrobat.com.
  • 1: Cache files.
GUI mapping N/A
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # Deprecated. Forms Central is discontinued.
User Path FormsPrefs
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\FormsPrefs
Summary Specifies whether to allow Acrobat.com access from the Forms Central application.
Details It is also possible to use the DISABLE_FORMS_CENTRAL property at install time to prevent installation of the application. Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Disable and lock Acrobat.com access.
  • 1: Enable and lock Acrobat.com access.
GUI mapping N/A

Services (SharePoint-Office365)

These preferences configure SharePoint and Office365 integration. Macintosh support begins with 11.0.

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DisableSharePointFeatures Disables the SharePoint and Office 365 integration features.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default null
Version # 10.1+
Lock Path FeatureLockDown\SharePoint
Summary Disables the SharePoint and Office 365 integration features.
Details Controls the application's ability to detect that a file came from a Sharepoint server, disables the check-out prompt, and removes the SharePoint specific menu items. Possible values include:
  • 0: Same as "null." Don't disable SharePoint and Office 365 integration.
  • 1: Disable SharePoint and Office 365 integration.
GUI mapping N/A

Synchronizer

The synchronizer manages the flow of data between the client, a local database, and Document Cloud. It is a client process that manifests on a machine as AdobeCollabSync.exe that runs as a background process if there are resources to synchronize. It performs bidirectional pushing and pulling of files between the client and a server and also allows clients on a local machine to connect, send commands, and receive notifications. This preference does not interact with email-based review and forms workflows.

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NeedSynchronizer Disables the synchronizer.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # 9.0+
User Path Workflows
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Disables the synchronizer.
Details Features that use the synchronizer include services, the Adobe Acrobat Trust List, shared reviews, the recent files list (11.0.07+), and data collection in some forms workflows prior to 11.0.07. Disabling the Synchronizer is not recommended. Possible values include:
  • 0: Disable the synchronizer.
  • 1: Enable the synchronizer.
Note that Acrobat and Reader do not use the same synchronizer. When there is an older minor version of Acrobat or Reader and the newer minor version is 11.0.07-11.1.10:
  • Both Acrobat and Reader get the new synchronizer when updating to .07 or later.
  • If the newer synchronizer is running, it supports older services and non-services operations.
  • If the older synchronizer (pre 11.0.07) is running, sync-dependent operations do not work [3746864]
GUI mapping N/A

Services Integration (pre DC)

These preferences are deprecated for 12.x and later products. See also the preferences in FeatureLockDown.

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CreateBuzzwordDoc Toggles and locks the Create Buzzword Document feature.
CreatePDFOnline Toggles the CreatePDF Online feature for Reader users.
EnableAcrobatHS Toggles access to certain Adobe services in Acrobat products (varies across versions) other than shared reviews and forms distribution.
EnableDocCtrInit Toggles the ability to initiate Acrobat.com shared reviews and data collection via distributed forms using Acrobat.com.
EnableHSLibrary Toggles the ability to access the user's library on Acrobat.com.
EnableRTCAuth Toggles the ability for users to embed collaboration into a PDF.
EnableRTCPart Toggles all the user interface items that would otherwise appear in PDFs with embedded collaboration.
EnableShareFile Toggles file upload and sharing via Acrobat.com (9.x), and the Share Pane and its features (10.x).
EnableWorkflowPart Toggles a document recipient's ability to participate in shared reviews and form workflows.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type 0 (bool)
Default 1
Version # 9.0-11.0.06
User Path Workflows
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles the ability to initiate Acrobat.com shared reviews and data collection via distributed forms using Acrobat.com.
Details Acrobat.com's support for Shared Reviews ended with 11.0.07.

While this preference prevents initiating a workflow with Acrobat.com services, it does not prevent the use of WebDAV servers, Network Folders, and SharePoint Servers. Instead of removing the Shared Review menu item, a value of 0 simply removes Acrobat.com as a server option for the Comments Repository in the first dialog of the wizard.
GUI mapping Comments > Send for Shared Review (and) some Forms > Distribute Forms items.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type 0 (bool)
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
User Path Workflows
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles the ability for users to embed collaboration into a PDF.
Details A value of 0 removes these command items from the File menu, including those for live collaboration, screen sharing, and chat features.
GUI mapping File > Collaboration > Send and Collaborate Live (and) Share My Screen
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type 0 (bool)
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
User Path Workflows
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles all the user interface items that would otherwise appear in PDFs with embedded collaboration.
Details A value of 0 disables menu items associated with embedded collaboration.
GUI mapping UI items such as View > Navigation Panels > Collaborate live, etc.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type 0 (bool)
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
User Path Workflows
Lock Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles a document recipient's ability to participate in shared reviews and form workflows.
Details Deprecated with 10.0. Disables menu items associated with:
  • Participation in shared reviews. Shared review file open as normal PDF.
  • Participation in forms distribution workflows. For opened forms, the document message bar does not have the Submit Form button.
  • GUI mapping Comments > Send For Shared Review; Comments > Attach for Email Review; Forms > Distribute Form; Document Message Bar > Submit Form
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0-10.x
    User Path Workflows
    Lock Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles file upload and sharing via Acrobat.com (9.x), and the Share Pane and its features (10.x).
    Details A value of 0 removes the command items from the File menu.
    GUI mapping 9.x: File > Collaboration > Upload Documents to Acrobat.com (and) Share Documents on Acrobat.com. 10.x: Share Pane and its features.
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 < 10.0
    Lock Path FeatureLockDown
    Summary Toggles the CreatePDF Online feature for Reader users.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 removes the CreatePDF Online menu item from the File menu (Adobe Reader only).
    GUI mapping File > CreatePDF Online
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 < 10.0
    User Path Workflows
    Lock Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles the ability to access the user's library on Acrobat.com.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 disables the Go To Acrobat.com menu items.
    GUI mapping Go to Acrobat.com (in various places depending on the product)
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default null
    Version # 9.0 < 10.0
    Lock Path FeatureLockDown
    Summary Toggles and locks the Create Buzzword Document feature.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 removes the Create Buzzword Document
    GUI mapping File > Collaboration > Create Buzzword Document
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0-11.x
    User Path Workflows
    Lock Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles access to certain Adobe services in Acrobat products (varies across versions) other than shared reviews and forms distribution.
    Details For 9.x, behavior is as follows:
    • 0: Disable any Acrobat.com menu items from the user interface, including live collaboration, screen and file sharing, creating a Buzzword document, and uploading and and accessing files to Acrobat.com.
    • 1: Enable these Acrobat.com features and menu items.
    For 10.x, the behavior is as follows:
    • 0: Disable any Acrobat.com startup menu items, Collaborate Live menu items in the Comment and Share panes; don't show Preferences > Online Services panel; remove the acrobat.com option in the Shared Review and Forms Distribution Wizards
    • 1: Enable these Acrobat.com features and menu items.
    For 11.x, the behavior is as follows:
    • bEnableADCFileStore can be used to white list Acrobat.com file storage when bEnableAcrobatHS is set to 0.
    • bDisableADCFileStore can be used to black list Acrobat.com file storage when bEnableAcrobatHS is set to 1.
    In 10.1.2, the online signing service option is removed from Reader's Sign Pane. In 10.1.8-10.0.10 and 11.0.05-11.0.07, this preference also removes EchoSign UI items from the right hand Sign Pane. It does not remove the Get Documents Signed items from the splash page and File menu (though those items no longer have access to the feature). This bug is fixed in 10.0.10 and 11.0.08.

    11.0.09 change: In Reader, the Sign Pane is now called Fill and Sign and also contains the form's tools. This bEnableAcrobatHS service master switch disables all features of the Fill and Sign Pane except for the Work with Certificates accordion. When forms are opened, the Fill and Sign Pane does not auto open.

    11.0.16: Disables all Adobe Sign features.
    GUI mapping 9.x: Menu items under File > Collaboration and those relating to shared reviews and forms distribution via Acrobat.com. 10.x: Comment (and) Share panes > Comment > Collaborate Live; Preferences > Online Services; The acrobat.com option in the Shared Review and Forms Distribution Wizards

    Mobile Link

    Mobile Link preferences are deprecated and the service is discontinued. For details, see https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/mobile-link-discontinued.html.

    Summary table

    Services (EchoSign: 11.x and earlier)

    These preferences are no longer used for 12.x and later products. For 11.x and earlier, these provide options for remove and/or locking services in the product's user interface. Note that forms tools in Reader were moved to the Sign pane and the pane was renamed to Fill and Sign.

    Summary table
    EnableEchoSignDetection Displays the Document Message Bar when a blank signature field is detected.
    EnableFillSig Specifies whether to remove the Sign Now panel from the Sign Pane.
    EnableFillSign Specifies whether to remove the Fill and Sign pane without removing the Work with Certificates menu.
    EnableSignPane Toggles whether the Sign Pane (11.0.08 and earlier) or the Fill and Sign Pane (11.0.09 and later) should appear the user interface
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.03 only
    Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Services
    Summary Displays the Document Message Bar when a blank signature field is detected.
    Details This feature was disabled with 11.0.04. When enabled, the product tries to detect if a document may need to be signed. If the words "Sign" or "Signature" are detected next to any line, a document message bar appears with an "Open Sign Pane" button. Possible values include:
    • 0: Don't detect signature fields.
    • 1: Do detect signature fields.
    GUI mapping N/A
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.18+
    User Path Workflows
    Lock Path Not lockable
    Summary Specifies whether to remove the Fill and Sign pane without removing the Work with Certificates menu.
    Details 11.x products only. This setting allows users to remove the Adobe Sign menu items without removing the menu item for using digital signatures on the local machine. Possible values include:
    • 0: Remove the Fill and Sign pane.
    • 1: Don't remove the Fill and Sign pane.
    GUI mapping N/A
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 10.1.2-11.x
    Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Services
    Summary Toggles whether the Sign Pane (11.0.08 and earlier) or the Fill and Sign Pane (11.0.09 and later) should appear the user interface
    Details Removing the task pane button removes access to the Sign pane which contains options for certificate signing and signing via EchoSign. Possible values include:
    • 0: Don't show the Sign Pane.
    • 1 or null: Show the Sign Pane.
    Supported as follows:
    • 10.1.2: Reader only.
    • 11.0 and later: Reader and Acrobat.
    11.0.09 changes: Prior to 11.0.09, it was not possible to remove the EchoSign options under the file menu or on the Welcome screen. These items are now removed with bEnableAcrobatHS = 0. Additionally, the Sign Pane has been renamed to Fill and Sign.
    GUI mapping Sign toolbar item
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default 1
    Version # 10.1.2 < 11.0
    Lock Path FeatureLockDown\Services
    Summary Specifies whether to remove the Sign Now panel from the Sign Pane.
    Details The Sign Now panel provides a way to sign with a typed signature and a scanned image of your signature. This method does not require certificates or the use of an online service. Possible values include:
    • 0: Don't show the Sign Now panel.
    • 1 or null: Show the Sign Now panel.
    GUI mapping Sign > Sign Now panel

    Digital Signatures: Certificates

    Summary table
    EnableCertificate Specifies whether the digital signature UI (signing with certificates) should be displayed.
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type 0 (bool)
    Default null
    Version # 11.0.13
    User Path Workflows
    Lock Path Not lockable
    Summary Specifies whether the digital signature UI (signing with certificates) should be displayed.
    Details Signing with certificates can be toggled on an off independently of Adobe Sign features. Set this value to 0 to disable certificate signing. Possible values include:
    • 0: Disable certificate signing.
    • 1: Enable certificate signing.
    GUI mapping N/A