Adobe Licensing Options

If you are faculty or staff, and have purchased licensing through SLS, you will need to migrate your assets to the new account. Please refer to this page: https://software.ufl.edu/adobe-changes/. If you have issues with migrating your assets, send us a ticket by emailing software@ufl.edu.

Students at the University of Florida can obtain the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite in two ways.

One-year Subscription:

The Adobe CC Discounted for Students provides special subscription pricing for Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. The subscription is a one-year agreement with an option to renew on an annual basis. Follow this link for detailed explanations and instructions.

Temporary (free) Subscription: (Subscription period ends: July 6th)

UF has arranged with Adobe to provide temporary, at-home (remote)  access for students and faculty during the university’s COVID-19 shutdown. This at-home availability is valid while face-to-face teaching and learning activities are suspended.   

Please follow these instructions to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device:

  1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your GatorLink email to sign in.
  2. When prompted, select Company or School Account and you will be redirected to enter your GatorLink credentials.
  3. After signing into the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click “Apps” on the top of the page to view all apps.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

Troubleshooting tip

If you have an Adobe personal account and you have Adobe products installed, you will need to associate the Adobe products to your Adobe Federated account to use the Temporary (free) Subscription. To associate the account, use these steps: 

  1. Launch Adobe Acrobat (or any Adobe application).
  2. Select the Help Menu and the option, Sign In/Sign Out.
  3. Select Sign Out on the next screen.
  4. Launch Adobe Acrobat (again), and you'll be redirected to the Adobe Sign in screen.
  5. Enter your GatorLink Email address (example: gator.joe@ufl.edu).
  6. Select the Company or School Account option.
  7. Sign in with your GatorLink username and password.

Also, students using the Temporary (free) Subscription have reported that they are only being presented with trial versions of the products and are asked to buy a license. Please refer to the following documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/covid-19-edu-labs-faq.html#known-issues.

Anyone with questions about accessing, downloading, or using the Adobe Creative Cloud should contact their campus IT support staff.  Students and faculty may also contact the UF Computing Help Desk (352-392-HELP/4357, helpdesk@ufl.edu, or submit a ticket to my.it.ufl.edu) for assistance.