Adobe Creative Cloud Licenses

The Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are free for K-State faculty and staff. The Adobe Enterprise license agreement year is August 1 through July 31. View the Downloading Adobe Create Cloud Suite knowledge base article for step-by-step instructions.

License Types

Named licenses are available for individuals and shared device licenses available for labs, classrooms, and other shared multi-user machines. These licenses include access to all the Creative Cloud applications. Some key differences between the two license types are as follows:

Feature Shared Device License Named License
Intended usage scenario Lab computers, kiosks, and other shared multi-user machines only Educators and staff members using their University and personal devices
Number of computers licensed per seat/user One computer Two computers for the licensed user
Desktop app availability All desktop apps included in one large package ( ~25 GB of disk space). Needs to be installed by IT support. Users can select, install, and update only the needed apps any time using self-serve portal.
Mobile app availability Not included Adobe iOS and Android apps included with named license

For instructions on how uninstall device licenses see Uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat DC Serial Number Packages.

Request a License

Licenses must only be requested for devices, student employees, and county-paid extension employees. To request a license, submit a completed Software and Applications Distribution Form. You will receive an email with Adobe access instructions.

Annual Renewal

The K-State license is renewed annually July 31.

Help and Support

See the Adobe Help and Support page for more information.