An Autodesk software subscription with single-user access allows a named individual to access Autodesk software installed on their computer. Since access is granted to the person, not the machine, individuals may use the software wherever they are located. What this means from a practical perspective is, instead of activating the software for a specific computer, individuals sign-into their software from whatever machine they’re using.

Since subscriptions with single-user access follow the individual, not the machine, the Autodesk Account web service is used to authenticate access to a user’s desktop installation. To run the software, a user must have both an Autodesk ID, and an active seat/license for that software assigned to their account. Contract Administrators and Software Coordinators can set up both of these by logging into an Autodesk Account with their own Autodesk ID. If you’re not sure of the Autodesk ID for your organization, try the email address of the person who purchased the software.

Adding and Assigning Access to a New User

Complete the following steps to add new users to your Autodesk Account, and assign software access to their accounts:

  1. Browse to http://manage.autodesk.com and log in using the credentials for either a Contract Administrator or Software Coordinator.
  2. Select Users from the navigation menu along the right side of the screen. The Manage Users page opens to display a list of all users associated with your account.
  3. Click Add at the top of the screen to begin adding a new user to your account. The Add Users interface opens with fields for user info.
  4. Input the name and email address of the person for whom you’re creating an account.
  5. Verify that the I’d Like To Add Access To The User(s) Now checkbox is selected, then click Save & Continue to proceed. A new account is created, and the Edit Access page opens.
  6. Locate the product(s) you wish to assign to the user, then select the Assign checkbox next to its name. Alternatively, clicking the disclosure triangle to the left of each product displays a list of additional options related to that product.
  7. Click Save to complete the process of assigning products and services to the current user. The Edit Access interface closes to display the Manage Users page.

To Edit Access to an Existing User

Complete the following steps to assign/edit software access to users already associated with your Autodesk Account:

  1. Select Users from the navigation menu along the right side of the screen. The Manage Users page opens to display a list of all users associated with your account.
  2. Locate the user whose access you would like to edit, then select the Edit Access link to the right of their name. The Edit Access page opens for the selected user.
  3. Locate the product(s) you wish to assign to the user, then select the Assign checkbox next to its name.
  4. Click Save to complete the process of assigning products and services to the current user. The Edit Access interface closes to display the Manage Users page.

Visit Our Autodesk Subscription Resources Page

We've recently published a series of blogs designed to be a helpful resource in answering commonly asked Autodesk subscription questions. To see the full list of posts, visit our Autodesk Subscription Resources Page on the CADD Blog. This new page houses each of our subscription-related blog posts and provides links to a collection of useful resources from the Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN).

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