Beginning this fall, all Adobe Creative Cloud products and services, including a cloud-based file storage option, is available to all Northeastern faculty and staff for use on both university-owned and personal Mac or Windows computers under the University Enterprise License Agreement with Adobe. When you create your Adobe account, you will get two active licenses, which you may use simultaneously on your office and/or home computers.

Adobe Creative Cloud provides digital media creation and design-related software applications, including Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Animate, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Muse. Creative Cloud applications work seamlessly with one another, and with Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile applications when linked through your Adobe account.

All Adobe Creative Cloud products and services will be provided through the Adobe portal where you create your Adobe account using your email address and then log in using your Northeastern and password. Once you have an account you have access to all Adobe applications – you choose from there what to fully install on your computer. Because some applications have other apps as dependencies, Adobe will automatically install those dependencies, even if you don’t select them, so the application you chose will work. Once you install an application on your computer, you can work off-line for up to 99 days before you will be prompted to reconnect to the portal again.

For a list of available applications and services and information on the new access methods, visit the ITS website Adobe Creative Cloud page.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357(xHELP) or email