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If the Creative Cloud desktop app is already on your computer (it is named Adobe Creative Cloud and can be found in either the Desktop or Start Menu in Windows or the Applications folder in Mac), you must sign in to it as outlined in step 3 of the instructions below. If you don't have the Creative Cloud desktop app and are not signed in to it, you may receive an expiration notice, a sign in prompt, or a message about a serial number when you open up any Adobe app. This means you likely have the old UMBC Adobe license installed (didn't require you to be signed into your UMBC Adobe account to use), which will cease to function without the Creative Cloud desktop app. If you can't install or sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app, you can submit an RT ticket to receive assistance or uninstall any existing Adobe apps that are using the old license and then install and sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app using the instructions below.

Description   Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. This is accomplished through the Creative Cloud desktop application, a cloud-based software licensing and delivery system for Adobe applications and services.
Eligibility Faculty/Staff/Student Staff for academic and professional use
Version   Latest
System RequirementsCreative Cloud system requirements

License Usage & Licensed Components   

Please be aware of the use limitations of Creative Cloud apps (more info here). The installation packages provided here are for use by UMBC faculty/staff members on UMBC owned computers only. Information on how to obtain Adobe applications for use on non UMBC owned faculty/staff personal devices can be found in the Adobe Creative Cloud Personal Use page.

List of available Adobe desktop apps for UMBC owned computers

Install Instructions For UMBC Owned Computers
  1. Check if the Creative Cloud desktop app is already on the computer (it is named Adobe Creative Cloud and can be found in either the Desktop or Start Menu in Windows or the Applications folder in Mac). If you have it, skip step 2 and go directly to step 3.
  2. Install the Creative Cloud desktop app (MacWindows).
  3. Install the Adobe applications you want (Mac, Windows).
Installation Help/TroubleshootingAdobe Creative Cloud installation troubleshooting guide
ResourcesAdobe Creative Cloud Learn & Support

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