Adobe Creative Cloud Shared Device License

The Adobe Creative Cloud Shared Device License may be used in lab and classroom locations across campus. If a computer has an Adobe Creative Cloud Shared Device License, anyone with a Dartmouth account or Adobe ID can log into the computer and use the Creative Cloud suite of applications.  

Sign In 

The sign in process is exactly the same process as signing into Adobe Creative Cloud with a Named License. Once signed in, you will have access to your Creative Cloud Storage and save any working files to the Cloud. Be sure to log out of your account before leaving your workstation if you use a shared account on the computer

  1. Open the Creative Cloud application. The login screen will indicate if it's a Shared Device License. 
  2. Enter where it asks you to enter your email address. 
  3. Login using your NetID, password, and Duo authentication. The 'Remember me for 30 days' function has no effect once you log out. 
  4. The Creative Cloud application open your profile and activate the Creative Cloud suite of applications for use. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will it automatically log out of Creative Cloud after a certain amount of time?
    Unfortunately Adobe has not made this an option yet. You will need to log out of the Creative Cloud application. 
  • What if I do not have an Adobe ID or a Dartmouth account and I need to use the Creative Cloud Suite?
    Anyone can create a free Adobe ID by going here:
    Anyone with a Dartmouth account can sign in using the process outlined above. 
  • When I tried to sign in, I was asked to choose between a Personal or Work/School Account. Why do I have 2 accounts?
    The personal account is because you probably created an Adobe ID using your Dartmouth email at some point. The Work/School account is the official account tied to your Dartmouth NetID. 


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