Adobe Flash Player EOL Enterprise Information Page

 

Adobe stopped supporting Flash Player beginning December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”), as previously announced in July 2017. In addition, to help secure users’ systems, Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.

For general information on Flash Player’s EOL, please see our general FAQ.

To help our enterprise customers mitigate Flash Player support and security concerns, we are implementing the following features:

Flash content will be blocked

To help secure users’ systems, Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player  beginning January 12, 2021.

Please note, major browser vendors have and will continue to disable Flash Player from running after the EOL Date.  Major browser vendor support for Flash Player will vary by browser company.  To learn the latest details, please visit the below sites hosted by these major browser vendors:

Commercial support options available

For enterprise customers that need help transitioning their Flash content to other supported technologies or require Flash Player licensing support after the EOL Date, please contact our official distribution licensing partner, HARMAN, for more information about their commercial support offerings. 

HARMAN is the official enterprise distributor for Flash Player and enterprises should contact Harman to discuss Flash Player support and Flash Player security updates after the EOL Date. HARMAN has a long-standing history as a Flash partner, maintains knowledge of the Flash Player platform and ecosystem, and is well-positioned to help enterprises through this transition given more than a decade of experience.  

Potential services provided by HARMAN may include, but are not limited to:

  • Transitioning Flash content to alternate technologies.
  • Creating custom downloadable applications that will load specified Flash content for end user distribution.
  • Providing updated Flash Player installers that will allow Flash to run with compatible browsers in an internal environment. 

Enterprise enablement support

Adobe strongly recommends that customers only use the most secure and up-to-date versions of Flash Player, which will only be supported after the EOL Date from HARMAN.  However, enterprise administrators have the option to enable domain-level allow list support via Flash Player configuration files in the latest versions of Flash Player made available by Adobe only on browsers that have not disabled Flash Player. Using this option, enterprise administrators are able to specify the domains where Flash playback is allowed. Full details can be found in our Flash Player Administration guide (see ‘Enterprise Enablement’ section).

Any use of the domain-level allow list after the EOL Date is strongly discouraged, will not be supported by Adobe, and is entirely at the user’s own risk.

Prompting users to uninstall

Even though many browsers have disabled Flash Player and Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, we began taking additional steps to help secure users' systems by prompting them to uninstall Flash Player starting in October 2020. Please note that Flash Player’s ability to run may be dependent on browser support so please check with the appropriate browser vendor for more details.  

To help secure users’ systems, Adobe strongly recommends removing unused components promptly.  However, enterprise administrators can suppress Flash Player uninstall prompts by setting preferences available in the Flash Player configuration files.  If you choose to suppress the uninstall prompt, this is entirely at the user’s own risk. Full details on the uninstall prompt settings and uninstalling Flash Player can be found in the Flash Player Administration guide (see ‘Suppressing EOL Uninstall Prompts’ section).

Will Flash Player still work after the EOL Date?

Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021 to help secure users’ systems.

This can be overridden by using the domain-level allow list functionality available in Adobe’s latest release of Flash Player.  Any use of the domain-level allow list after the EOL Date is strongly discouraged, will not be supported by Adobe, and is entirely at the user’s own risk.  Please see the Flash Player Administration guide (see ‘Enterprise Enablement’ section) for details. We strongly recommend enterprise customers contact our official distribution licensing partner, HARMAN, for more information about commercial support offerings after the EOL Date.  After the EOL Date, Adobe will not issue Flash Player updates or security patches.

Which browsers will still load Flash Player after 2020?

Please note that Flash Player’s ability to run is dependent on browser support so please check with the appropriate browser vendor for more details. To learn the latest details, please visit the below sites hosted by these browser vendors:

Will Adobe make Flash Player available for download after 2020?

No. Adobe will remove Flash Player download pages from its site after the EOL Date. Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Enterprise customers that need Flash Player support or licensing after the EOL Date should contact our official distribution licensing partner, HARMAN, for more information about commercial support offerings. 

UPDATED : January 13th, 2021

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