Adobe® Content Server

Manage and secure EPUB and PDF eBooks using Adobe DRM

  • Digitally protect PDF and EPUB eBooks
  • Integrates with existing libraries and educational solutions
  • Compatible with desktop and mobile devices

Manage and secure EPUB and PDF eBooks using Adobe DRM

Adobe® Content Server 6 (ACS) software is a robust server solution that digitally protects PDF and reflowable EPUB eBooks. It integrates with existing online bookstore technologies libraries and educational solutions to provide a seamless purchase and fulfillment experience used by hundreds of bookstores, schools and libraries around the world.

Highly configurable protection controls enable you to provision content for purchase or lending.  Your protected content can be read on mobile devices, desktops, and dedicated devices using Adobe Digital Editions, DL Reader, and custom viewers built using Adobe Reader Mobile SDK.


  • Supports subscription models
  • Allows device sharing
  • Easy content management across devices
  • Control print/copy functionality
  • GEO pricing
  • MSRP pricing

Adobe Vendor ID

Adobe Vendor ID works with Adobe Reader Mobile SDK and Adobe Content Server, to enable streamlining of the device activation and content authorization process for eBooks, and improve the eReading experience for your users.

Adobe Vendor ID allows vendors to streamline the content authorization process by providing vendors with a unique ID which can be used to authorize content on behalf of its users. This eliminates the need for readers to create, use, or see their Adobe ID. Vendors gain more control over the authorization process; and can effectively eliminate the dependency on Adobe ID for their users.  Adobe Vendor ID supports a joining mechanism whereby Adobe ID-based user accounts can be “joined” with Vendor ID -based ones.

For more information on Joining Accounts, contact us.

Licensing and Pricing

Our toolkits can be licensed to software developers who embed the technology into their applications (OEM), as well as for enterprise customers looking to build applications for internal use. Technical Support and regular updates are provided via our Support and Maintenance program – this enables you to keep your application current and compatible with the latest versions of Acrobat/Reader and the PDF Specification as they are released.

Our customers have integrated our toolkits into a vast array of applications with a wide variety of deployment configurations. Pricing for our products is highly situation-dependent but generally includes an initial license fee and per-platform annual maintenance and support fees. In addition, royalties are incurred for those applications intended for sale. Some companies may also qualify for special small business pricing.


Adobe Content Server Support

Reading content protected by Adobe Content Server
EPUB and PDF content protected using Adobe Content Server can be read using the free Adobe Digital Editions software, the free DL Reader app for mobile devices and desktops, and custom viewers built using the Adobe Reader Mobile SDK.

Installing and Configuring Adobe Content Server
Adobe Content Server is typically installed on its own server, and configured to integrate with existing bookstore and website functionality. Our highly-experienced support engineers can work with you on this process: alternatively we can perform the install and configuration for you.