Lightroom CC: Switching between paid accounts/catalogs

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If, for one reason or another, you administer multiple CC accounts, for different assets and different entities, but are using one device, how do you quickly switch between these catalogs? Let's say you are working from home on your own device and you are either performing contract work between multiple companies/freelancing for different entities with different sets of assets, or simply wish to switch between your personal and professional catalogs (and therefore CC plans), how does this work?
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Posted 7 months ago

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It is really a good question. Absolutely no human been is able to understand the aim of Lightroom CC (except the fact this way we can push photos (but movies) in the cloud (without real tag management nor face recognition )).
Resulting a catalog management even apple photos app is more powerful. 

So I follow because me too I need 2 Environnement because I don't want my children pictures or holidays  been visible during a professional presentation.
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Sure Sawyer, here's how you switch accounts. 

Close all Adobe Creative Cloud Programs.
Open the Creative Cloud Application.
Click on your avatar.
Sign out of one account.
Sign in to a different account.

When you launch the Adobe Application (Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, Photoshop) it should pick up the change in Adobe ID being used. 
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Rikk,

Thank you for the quick response! I am aware of this workaround. Is there a feature (currently or planned) that would allow me (as a "person," email address, personal social media account etc.) to change over in a less "clunky" way? Right now, doing this feels akin to getting out of my chair, walking around to the other side of the table, and using an entirely different device to switch accounts. I would like to request that rapid user switching be added as a feature, if it has not been requested already.

In the case of single-account, single-business legacy desktop use, the current workaround is appropriate, but the workaround may need some reconsideration. This is given that Lightroom CC is a new application designed for a wide range of device types, uses cloud-based assets, and among creatives, contract/freelance work is at an all-time high. Lightroom is significantly more complex, in nature, (and that it's a paid service) than Instagram, but that application's ease of profile switching comes to mind. Does this make sense to you?

–Sawyer
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There is no other way to do this at this time.

I will convert this to a feature request. 
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Thank you!