Adobe Creative Cloud is only provided for university-owned computers. The university does not have a discounted price for students or personally-owned computers; you should go directly to Adobe’s Creative Cloud website to purchase your own software.
The Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) suite is a licensed subscription that is renewed annually. The CC subscription model allows subscribers to receive automatic and continuous feature updates from Adobe, rather than new versions every year or two. For general information on this subscription model, visit Adobe's Creative Cloud website.
*Please Note: Our current CC licensing arrangement requires payment using department funds (Speedtype) and thus excludes students or personally-owned computers. Also, Device-Based licenses are currently only being provided for labs on the Boulder campus.
The Creative Cloud suite includes Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Audition, Flash, Acrobat, After Effects, Animate, and Fireworks. It is possible to get a "single-app" license, for just one program, for about half the price of the full Creative Cloud.
Acrobat Pro is among the Adobe products included in the Creative Cloud suite. However, rather than getting a single-app CC license for Acrobat Pro alone, it is far more cost effective to purchase a perpetual "CLP" Acrobat license via the CU Marketplace. Learn more about Adobe Acrobat.
To order a Named User CC license, contact email@example.com with the following information:
The CC license will allow the named user to activate the Adobe software on up to two computers: Mac, Windows, or mixed. OIT can later transfer the license to a different university user if needed.
To order a Device Based CC license, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
When requesting an Adobe CC Device Based license, the person with administrative access to the computer should set the device name, and report that name as part of the request. Do not guess at the name; make sure you provide the actual device name, otherwise the Adobe license for an unrecognized device name may be deactivated remotely by OIT.
Most computers come with no set name or get a temporary name from a local server. Set/change the name to something meaningful and recognizable, and then provide this device name when requesting a device based license.
A Mac can have three different names; ComputerName, the HostName, and the LocalHostName. Adobe only uses the HostName. Open a Terminal window and type these commands to see the workstation's current hostname, and to set a new one:
scutil --get HostName sudo scutil --set HostName newhostname