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Attaching MIT's Adobe License to Your Adobe ID

If you have a prior version of Adobe CS Suite installed, IS&T recommends that users follow Adobe’s Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool instructions prior to attempting installation of this Adobe Creative Cloud application.

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications is available to MIT Faculty and Staff for use on MIT owned machines to do MIT business ONLY. A user's license can be installed on up to 3 MIT owned machines, but ONLY actively logged in on 2 MIT owned machines.

Installation requires an account with Administrator Privileges.

  1. Complete the following through IS&T’s Adobe Creative Cloud page. (MIT Certificate required)
    1. Create an Adobe ID, if you do not have one.
      • Your Adobe ID MUST be associated with your email
    2. Download the Adobe Creative Cloud Installer.
    3. Request to link MIT's Adobe license to your Adobe ID
  2. You will be emailed by Adobe an invitation from MIT for Adobe software and services.
    • Click on Accept Invitation and follow the instructions.
    • If you did not receive an invitation...
      • Please place another license request.
      • License invitations are revoked after 30 days and need to be re-requested.
  3. Go to your Creative Cloud App.
    1. Click on the Settings sprocket on the upper right.
    2. Click on Preferences then click the Sign Out button.
    3. Click on the Settings sprocket; a second time, on the upper right.
    4. Click on then click the Quit button.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Sign back in to the Creative Cloud App.
    • Adobe software should now list as Open or Install not Try in the Creative Cloud app.


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August 01, 2017

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  1. Oct 28, 2016

    Please also check your spam and junk mail folders and your Spam Quarantine at for the invitation email from Adobe.

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