This document describes how to sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud with the UW-Madison enterprise license. This article applies to faculty/staff users covered under our site license as well as students who have requested access for classes or campus jobs (for eligible students, see here: Adobe Creative Cloud - Student Subscription FAQ).
Download the Creative Cloud Desktop app here: Adobe Creative Cloud
Note: Using the Creative Cloud Desktop app downloaded from Adobe on your computer requires administrative rights. UW-Madison IT staff can build installation packages that don't require admin rights. DoIT VIP customers can use Departmental Support - Self-Service Options to install without needing admin rights.
After you download, install, and launch the Creative Cloud Desktop app, you'll be presented with the Sign In screen.
Your Adobe Federated account is completely separate from any other Adobe accounts you may have, even if prior Adobe accounts use your email@example.com email address. If you do have a prior Adobe account under your firstname.lastname@example.org email address, you'll be presented with a choice between Personal Account and Company or School Account when signing in. To access your Federated Account, choose Company or School Account.
Always back up your files. Never store the only copy of a file in the cloud storage associated with your Creative Cloud subscription.
Please contact your IT support staff for assistance in backing up UW files, or follow this document for advice on backing up your personal files: Computing at UW - Backing up Your Personal Data.
Storage capacity is the 100 GB for UW-Madison licensed users and this cannot be increased. If you need a large amount of Adobe cloud storage, you can look into the individual Photography plan option at this link: Individual pricing plans. IMPORTANT NOTE: This will not integrate with your UW Adobe account and is a separate personal account. The cloud storage is not shared between them. There is no way to increase your UW Adobe cloud storage.