Skip to Content

Acquiring Adobe Creative Cloud Applications


This article is to guide users through the process of both acquiring the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application and signing-in to the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application to install any of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) to their computers.

Signing-in to the desktop application will resolve any of the license expiration issues that may arise.

Acquiring the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application

If your computer was setup by CASIT, this application should already be installed on your machine. Go to your computer’s program files or applications location to open the application

For Windows users: Go to the Search Bar near the Start Menu and enter in Creative Cloud to find the application.

For macOS users: Go to the Applications window in the Finder and look for the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Double-click it to open.

If it is not installed on your machine: Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application page and select Download to download the proper installer for your operating system. Open the installer from your designated downloads folder and follow the given prompts.

and use of Adobe Creative Cloud

For all users: Open the application and sign-in using your entire email address in the given field.

If you see an option to choose between an Adobe ID or Enterprise ID, be sure to select Enterprise ID to proceed.

Click on the link to sign-in with an Enterprise ID

You may see another screen asking for your email address and password to authenticate. Enter your email address then click on Sign in with an Enterprise ID button.

Click on Sign-in with an Enterprise ID

You may then see the option to select Enterprise ID to authenticate to the service. Click Enterprise ID to proceed.

Click on Enterprise ID to proceed

You will be redirected to a Shibboleth screen where you will enter your Duck ID and password as you would for any centralized service on campus.

UO Shibboleth Window: Enter your Duck ID and password then click Login to proceed

To install applications, go to the Apps tab and search for or select the applications you wish to install.

Select Apps then search for the desired application or scroll through the available options