Adobe CC - Install/License


  • How do I install Creative Cloud?
  • What's the difference between a named user license and a device license?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee
  • Student*
  • Graduate Student*
  • Windows
  • MacOS

License Restrictions

Available for OSU faculty, staff and students on institutional computers for use in education and non-commercial research.

  • Named user license - Authenticated with a user's onid credentials.  Installation is allowed on up to two devices.  One device may be personally owned (staff and faculty devices only)
  • Shared device license - A license for a device shared by individuals within a college unit or department.  The applications may be used by all individuals granted access to the device.  Each device must have a separately purchased license. 

To obtain a license, please fill out the form at

**STUDENTS EMPLOYEES:  Do NOT submit this form without a departmental index number from your OSU job supervisor.**


Installation Steps

Named User License

  1. Once a named user license is granted, navigate to
  2. Click on "Download Creative Cloud".
  3. Run the installer.
  4. Once installed, login with your ONID and click continue.
    NOTE: If you have signed up for a personal Adobe account with your account previously, it will prompt which account to use - Federated or Adobe. The Federated login is the OSU managed account and will have licenses assigned by the University attached to it.
  5. This will redirect to OSU Login; login with ONID username and password.
  6. Once logged in, individual apps can can be downloaded and installed.

Device License

  1. Once a device license is granted, a ticket will be submitted with the IS Service Desk to start the installation process on the desired machine.
    NOTE: This may require coordination with another IT department depending on if admin credentials are needed.
  2. This will install ALL of the Adobe CC apps.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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