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Creating a Free Adobe ID for Continuing Education courses or other Non-Priviledged users

Due to new licensing restrictions on the Adobe Creative Cloud software, any user that wishes to open and run any Adobe application on MCAD owned hardware, such as lab computers or multi-user office workstations, will be required to log in with an Adobe ID. Most full-time students, faculty, and staff will be provided with an MCAD managed Adobe ID, and they can use that information to log in on the lab computers without impacting their license counts. However, not all users at MCAD receive an Adobe ID from the college, and those who do not will need to create their own personal Adobe ID.


Thankfully this process is relatively straightforward and free. Users can log in with any Adobe ID - they don't need to be associated with an active Adobe subscription. Adobe has a help article that they keep up to date with the current process, and any users that need to create a personal Adobe ID should visit the following link to get instructions on how to create one:

How to create or update an Adobe ID


After an Adobe ID has been created, simply log in to the workstation that you wish to use, launch an Adobe program, and sign in with your newly created Adobe credentials.

If you encounter any problems, please contact the MCAD Help Desk at for further assistance.

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