The Creative Cloud Desktop app is the best way to download, install, and update your Creative Cloud apps. Apps included in the UW-Madison ETLA is here: Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA).
You can download the Creative Cloud Desktop app here: https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/creative-cloud
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, and 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.
You should not install software on UW-owned computers without the approval of your department's IT staff.
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.