Signing into Adobe Creative Cloud (How-to)

Adobe has changed the way campus accesses Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Users must now log into Adobe Creative Cloud before applications will launch. If you do not already have a Creative Cloud account created with Adobe, one can be created by following these steps. You can choose to use your Drake Email address if you so choose, but it is not required. This information you provide when creating an account, will not be managed by Drake in any way.

NOTE: This article only provides instructions on logging into Adobe Creative Cloud on lab computers. If you are encountering issues with a named user license for Adobe Creative Cloud, please visit Authenticating an Adobe Named User License for Faculty (How-To).

Logging into Adobe Creative Cloud

Launch an Adobe application 

  1. To start the log-in process, you can launch any Adobe application or click on the Adobe Creative Cloud icon Creative cloud icon in the upper left hand corner of the monitor.
  2. On the screen that pops up, enter the Email address of your creative cloud account. It is also possible to use an existing account you may have with provided options (buttons below the email line)
Adobe Creative Cloud log in screen

Create account if necessary

  1. If the email address is associated with existing account, you will be be prompted to supply the password for the account. If your email address is not associated with a personal account, you will be prompted to create an account when pressing the Continue button.
iamge of Creative Cloud showing that an account does not exist for this email address.

Provide password for the new account

  1. Create a unique Password for your new account.
  2. Click Continue.
image showing where to provide the password

Complete the process of creating an account

  1. The four fields (First/Last name, Birth month/year) are required to complete the process
  2. Once completed click Done.

image of Adobe asking for name and birth year etc.


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