Adobe Creative Cloud for Personal Devices


How to log in and install Adobe CC applications to your personal computer


Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.



A quick note on Adobe Software Licensing

Currently, SCSU has two licensing models for using Adobe software for campus use – Shared Device Licensing and Named User Licensing.

  1. Shared Device Licensing uses a specialized version of the Adobe software that’s installed on campus owned computers that allows anyone with a free Adobe ID to use all of the Adobe software on campus-owned machines. Shared Device software can’t be used on personal devices such as student or faculty-owned laptops.
  2. Named User Licensing is a license that can be assigned to any student or faculty / staff member so they can use the full Adobe Software suite on their personal device without needing to buy an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. There are a limited number of these licenses available to students and faculty.

The College of Liberal Arts is planning on issuing a limited number of Named User Licenses to students that are enrolled in classes that teach the Adobe software so they may install and use the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite on their personal devices without needing to buy an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription for Fall 2020.




The steps below will assist you in logging into your Creative Cloud Account to install Adobe software on to your personal device. (you must have been issued a Named User License in order for this to work).

  1. Visit and use your MinnState email address to sign in.
  2. When prompted, select "Company or School Account" and then enter your credentials:


  Login with your and StarID password.


 Login with your and StarID password.

  1. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.



  • There is currently an issue with Adobe Acrobat DC where its still displaying as only a '7-day trial' for student accounts. Adobe is aware of this and provides a solution on their Common questions for Students & Teachers in campuses impacted by COVID-19 FAQ page. Towards the bottom of the page under the 'Known Issues' section you will see a link to an file. Follow their instructions.





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