Adobe Licenses for K-State Computers

Licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) and Acrobat Pro DC are available for K-State faculty and staff to lease through the Division of Information Technology. The Adobe Enterprise license agreement year is August 1 through July 31, with prices pro-rated monthly.

Upon receiving the provisioning email, users with existing Adobe IDs need to log out of the Adobe CC desktop app and log back in with their Enterprise ID to continue using the software. For people who have saved files in Cloud storage or other assets associated with the old Adobe ID, they can migrate those assets to the Enterprise account using the steps in Manual Asset Transfer article. The eIDs will be deprovisioned on September 1, 2020.

Licensing Fees

Software Fee
Adobe CC named license $210/year ($17.50/month/eID)
Adobe CC shared device license $210/year ($17.50/month/computer)
Acrobat Pro DC only license $75/year ($6.25/month/eID)

Adobe Spark is available to all KSU faculty/staff/students at no charge. Adobe Spark can be accessed from the Adobe Spark page. For additional information on accessing Spark see Accessing Adobe Spark using your K-State account.

Due to Adobe licensing changes, Photoshop is no longer available as a stand-alone product. Additionally, Adobe Sign is no longer include as part of Adobe Acrobat DC.

License Types

Adobe offers Shared Device Licenses for labs, classrooms, and other shared multi-user machines, and Named-user Licenses for educators and staff using their University and personal devices. Some key differences between the two license types are as follows:

Feature 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 1 computer 2 computers for the licensed user
Desktop app availability All desktop apps included in one large package (takes up ~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

To request a license, submit a completed Software and Applications Distribution Form. An invoice will be issued upon receipt of the completed request form. Within seven days of receipt of payment (KSU Interfund Voucher or KSU Foundation check), you will receive an email with Adobe access instructions.

Annual Renewal

The K-State license is renewed annually July 31. ITS will email departments instructions on how to review and reorder licenses in July. Upon completion of that process, a renewal invoice will be sent in July or August.

Reassigning Named Licenses

Adobe CC named licenses can be reassigned to a different named user by completing the Adobe License Request form and selecting the Change Named User option in the License Type menu.

Help and Support

See the Adobe Help and Support page for more information.