Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe available to various Cal Poly Pomona University students, faculty and staff members. Adobe Creative Cloud is available to the following campus users.


All enrolled Cal Poly Pomona students have complimentary access to Adobe's Creative Cloud suite until August 2021. During this time, you may use your Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Account to login and download Adobe Creative Cloud applications for free. After August 2021, students may be required to pay $30 per year for continued access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.Login & Download

Faculty and StaffAdobe CC is available for installation for faculty and staff on University & personal devices
All state faculty and staff members have been issued an Adobe CC user license
All non-state faculty & staff members require a $30 / year subscription (ASI, Foundation)

All students, staff, and faculty also have free access to Adobe Spark.

Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription service provided by image enhancement specialists, Adobe.The service gives you access to a huge collection of quality software, for use in a variety of ways; from graphic design and video editing, through to web development, and photography. Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Adobe Fresco, and design for 3D and AR.

How to Get Adobe Creative Cloud

To access Adobe Creative Cloud applications on your computer, within labs and classrooms, online or within a mobile app, you will need to login with your Cal Poly Pomona bronco credentials when prompted. Please select the 'Enterprise ID' or 'campus/school account' sign-in option. Campus users, including faculty and staff members, who have purchased or been issued an assigned Adobe license can download and install Creative Cloud desktop applications on multiple computers, regardless of operating system. However, activation is limited to two machines per individual associated with the membership, and you may not use the software on these devices simultaneously. All Adobe Creative Cloud applications can be downloaded, installed, and updated from within the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app. Please use the following information below to install the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app on your computer. Lab and classroom computers include the Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Classroom and computer lab users only need to authenticate with their Cal Poly Pomona account credentials to run the Adobe applications.

Note: If you are already accessing the Creative Cloud application via an Adobe ID, you will have the option to login with either your Adobe ID or Enterprise ID (i.e. your Cal Poly Pomona account credentials) once the migration occurs. If you have any content stored under your Adobe ID, you can follow the steps here to migrate this content to your new Enterprise account.

Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud

Who Am I? How Do I Get It?
  • All enrolled Cal Poly Pomona students have complimentary access to Adobe's Creative Cloud suite until August 2021. During this time, you may use your Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Account to login and download Adobe Creative Cloud applications for free. After August 2021, students may be required to pay $30 per year for continued access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Adobe CC is installed and accessible within University computer labs and classrooms. After opening an Adobe CC application within a computer lab or classroom, simply log into the Adobe software with your CPP bronco account when prompted.
  • Log into Adobe to access your free Adobe account using your CPP bronco account
Faculty & Staff
  • Users with local administrative rights may log into Adobe with their CPP bronco account, download and install the 'Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App' - Follow the Adobe Getting Started Guide for assistance.
  • Users with computers that include Self-Service capabilities may install the 'Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App' software from 'Software Center' on their computer. Once you have installed the 'Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App' software, click on or search for the new 'Adobe Creative Cloud' desktop shortcut to install, update and manage all Creative Cloud applications.
  • Please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance in accessing the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App for all other computer setups. Your computer may need to be updated.
    NOTE: Campus affiliates, CEU, ASI, Foundation, and other non-state positions do not receive an Adobe Creative Cloud user license by default. Non-state employees or departments may contact the IT Service Desk to request assistance in purchasing an annual subscription at $30/year per user through the IT Division.
Classrooms & Labs
  • Installed and accessible within University computer labs and classrooms

Creative Cloud Asset Migration

You now have the ability to migrate your Adobe Creative Cloud assets to new Creative Cloud free membership accounts. The Creative Cloud free membership includes trial versions of most of Adobe’s creative apps, and you can easily upgrade to get full versions of all the apps and services that were included in your school account.

This will help ensure that you have ongoing access to your creative work and web portfolios — and that you can showcase your work to future employers — once you leave Cal Poly Pomona.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Please visit the following URL to start migrating your assets:

Adobe Guides

Familiarize yourself with the Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise at the links below to get the most use out of your access.

  • User Guide- Get quick answers and step-by-step instructions for downloading and accessing the Creative Cloud.
  • Beginner’s Guide- Learn the basics and start your first project.
  • Tutorials- Find tutorials to help you expand your skills.
  • Migrating Assets- Migrate content from your existing Adobe ID account to your Federated ID (or organization) account with a few easy steps.

For help with troubleshooting please see the Adobe FAQs page. For further assistance please see IT Service Desk.

Student Access

No activation necessary. Download Adobe CC apps, login as with your Enterprise ID (crimson email address and myBama password) and start making creative work with Adobe Creative Cloud!

Adobe Creative Cloud Login Page

Faculty/Staff Access

UA faculty and staff can activate their accounts in the Tech Tab of myBama to get started. Once your account is activated, download Adobe CC apps and sign in with your Enterprise credentials.

Training & Tutorials

Adobe provides video trainings and tutorials for many of their tools. Visit the links below to get started.

Check out what other schools are doing with Adobe on the Adobe Education Exchange.

UA faculty and staff can receive additional training through the UA LMS LinkedIn Learning portal.

Create a Spark Page

Wondering where to start with all the awesome Adobe apps? Try Adobe Spark! Spark is an easy-to-use web-based presentation, video and graphic design tool. If you’re not familiar with Adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Rush, creating assets with Spark is a good place to start. Spark can be used to create posters, social media promotions, gifs, short videos, web presentations and portfolios.

We’ve created a step-by-step guide for you on how to create a page in Spark. Get started today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my UA Enterprise email address?


For faculty and staff, your Enterprise email address is your [email protected] email address. For students, it is your Crimson email address.

What if I already have an Adobe ID?

In order to obtain the UA licensed Adobe software at no charge, you will need to login with an Enterprise Account. Please follow the steps above to set up your account.

What if I already have an Adobe Creative Cloud Apps on my machine?

That’s great, you do not have to download new apps. You will simply need to login with your Enterprise Account to authenticate your applications.

Why do I get the message that I am using a free trial?

Chances are, you might have logged in as a Personal Account rather than with a Company or School account. Log out, and log back in after choosing “Company or School Account”. You will then login with your myBama username and password and be able to use the software under UA’s enterprise license.

How do I migrate content stored online with my personal Adobe ID account to the UA Enterprise account?

Adobe has helpful information on their website for backing up accounts and transferring assets.

Can I use my Adobe login on multiple devices?

Adobe Creative Cloud App

Enterprise ID licenses allow for two active installations on two different devices.

Why am I getting a message that I already have an account?


You may have previously created an Adobe ID with your email address. You will need to create a new Adobe Enterprise Account in order to use the version provided to faculty and staff at no cost. Click the button above and follow the steps to get started.

Why am I getting a message that my username is not valid?

Students should enter their full Crimson email address, faculty and staff should enter their [email protected] email address. The application will not recognize just usernames, rather complete UA email addresses.

Why must students have an Adobe ID to use Adobe in computer labs?

UA has a shared device license to provide Adobe software in computer labs. An Adobe ID is required to access and use Adobe software. Students can quickly create an Adobe ID on the Adobe website, or they can login with an existing Adobe ID.

I am graduating. Can I keep the content I have created in Adobe?

Yes! We encourage all graduating students to create a personal Adobe account and migrate all work from their UA account to a personal account upon graduation from the University. More information on this process is available on Adobe’s website.

Adobe Creative Cloud Sign In

Lab Admins

Adobe Creative Cloud

Lab Administrators may install Adobe on shared machines in a lab or student environment. To be granted access to this procedure, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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