0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2016 8:03 PM by chris.campbell

    Upcoming Flash Player Distribution Changes FAQ

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      Why are the current distribution pages and links being decommissioned?

      Third parties have been spoofing the Flash Player download pages in an attempt to spread malware.  We are enabling Adobe ID login on the page in order to improve security and ensure that only licensed users have access to the distribution binaries.


      I don't have a Flash Player Distribution license, how do I download the binaries?

      Starting on December 8th, 2015 please apply for a new license using the Flash Player Distribution application.


      When are the existing download pages being decommissioned?

      https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html will be decommissioned on or around June, 30th 2016.

      https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution4.html will be decommissioned on or around March, 2017.


      Both of the pages will still be available after the decommissioning date, but will not contain any links to Flash Player downloads.


      I applied for a Flash Player distribution license within the last year, how do I access the new download page?

      The new download page will be available soon (this page will be updated once the page is live).  In order to access this new page, you will need an Adobe ID that is registered with the same email address that was used to sign up for the Flash Player license.  You can create a new Adobe ID here.


      I use Microsoft System Center Updates Publisher / Microsoft Systems Management Server to distribute Flash Player.  What changes can I expect?

      No changes are being made to the CAB file hosting on the Adobe servers.


      These changes are breaking my Flash Player distribution workflow, who do I contact?

      Please contact us via the Adobe Flash Player forums here: https://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer


      Where can I view the License Agreement?

      The License Agreement is available at http://www.adobe.com/products/clients/all_dist_agreement.html


      I'm an IT manager at an education institution, do I need to license Flash Player for distribution at my institution?

      Yes, all organizations that distribute Flash Player internally must license Flash Player for distribution.


      Is there a fee for licensing Flash Player?  How much does it cost?

      Royalty-free Flash Player distribution is limited to specific desktop and laptop operating systems.  Distribution restrictions are specified in the license agreement.  Distribution on devices is subject to a licensing fee and different licensing terms.  Please contact an Adobe Mobile & Devices representative if you are interested in licensing Flash Player for other devices.


      Message was edited by: Maria Vargas Added a few more questions to the FAQ that have arisen from forum posts.