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Purchase and Install Adobe Creative Cloud for Home Use

Faculty and Staff are able to purchase a 1-year license for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for use on home machines for the purposes of Institute Business.

  1. Go to
    Result: You are asked to log in via touchstone and you arrive at the Kivuto product portal
  2. Select Adobe Creative Cloud
    Result: You are brought to the product page.
  3. Add the product to the cart and purchase
    Result: You are brought to your receipt and reception code page
  4. Scroll down to see your redemption code
    *Alternatively, you can select "Your Account/Orders" and find your redemption key on the receipt stored there.
  5. Go to to redeem the code
  6. Create a new Adobe account or use an existing account to log into Adobe
    Result: Adobe Terms of Service screen is presented

  7. Check the box next to "I have read and agreed..." and click "Continue"
    Result: Academic Status Screen is shown

  8. Search for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and complete the rest of the form, making sure to select the radio button for Faculty/Staff and select "Continue"

  9. Enter your redemption code
    Note: each redemption code is valid once
  10. Accept Renewal Terms
    Please note: The user is told not to accept renewal for Student or WAH (Work At Home) use, however this option is not available. IS&T is awaiting response from the vendor on this issue. For more information as it comes in please contact
  11. Download Creative Cloud Desktop Client and run the installer
    Result: The Creative Cloud Desktop Application will download and install
  12. Sign in to Adobe using your Adobe Account information

  13. Select the Home tab and choose application to download and install

  14. Agree to the Terms of Service

Your application will now download and install.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members

Last Modified:

August 15, 2014

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