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Adobe Creative Cloud Sign-In Requirement for Classroom and Lab Computers

Beginning summer 2019, in order to use Creative Cloud 2019 software, Adobe mandates users sign in. Faculty and staff, please log in with your “@depaul.edu” e-mail address and Campus Connect credentials (please do not use your long e-mail address). Students, if you do not already have one, please create a free Adobe ID​ to sign in with. 

Note: Viewing PDF files within Acrobat Reader does not require signing in.

Sign-In Prompts:

​​Desktop app:

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Creative Cloud application:

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Fr​equently Asked Questions​

General

Why is signing in now required to use Creative Cloud applications?

Adobe designated its previous activation technology for retirement. Adobe created a new technology, “Shared Device Licensing” (SDL), to replace it. This new technology requires signing in.​​​​

Is there a limit to the number of classroom and lab devices I can sign into?

​No.  However, if an account is used to sign into ​multiple devices simultaneously, you may be prompted to set up multi-factor authentication.

If I sign into a classroom or lab device, will other users of that device have access to my ID?

​No, each user that logs into a classroom or lab device will need to sign in with their own Adobe ID.

Will I need to sign in for every Creative Cloud application I launch?

No, just once. However, because data on classroom and lab computers is deleted nightly, you will need to sign in again if you visit the same device on a subsequent day.​​

How do visitors to DePaul use Creative Cloud applications?

Visitors will ne​ed to log in using an existing Adobe ID, or create a free one to sign in with.​

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Students

How do I sign in?

​Please create a free Adobe ID, or use an existing one, to sign in.  To create a free Adobe ID, visit Adobe’s website (https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/using/create-update-adobe-id.html) or click on “Get an Adobe ID” on the sign in window.​

How do personal Adobe ID’s interact with SDL?

After signing in, an Adobe ID completes the SDL activation process, allowing Creative Cloud applications to be used. Certain cloud-based application features and services associated with your Adobe ID, like fonts, are accessible within Creative Cloud applications.​​

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Faculty & Staff

How do I sign in?

Enter your Campus Connect username followed by"@depaul.edu". If prompted, select "Enterprise ID". When prompted, sign in with your Campus Connect credentials.

Do I need to create an Adobe ID in order to sign into a classroom or lab computer?

​No, please use your provided Enterprise ID as described above.