Installing Adobe Creative Cloud Software for Students

On March 19th, 2020, The University of Northern Iowa received additional licensing assistance from Adobe that will allow students currently enrolled at the university to install Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) applications on their personally-owned devices. It is important to note that this license is only valid until May 31st, 2020. At that time, your access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications will expire and if you want to continue using it on your own device, you'll need to purchase a license directly from Adobe. Follow these instructions to install the Adobe CC applications on your personally-owned device.

Step 1

Visit and enter your UNI email address in the blank. Click the Continue button.

adobe creative cloud sign in screen


Step 2

Choose Company or School Account on the following screen.

select which type of adobe account to use


Step 3

You will be taken to the CatID login page. Enter your CatID username and passphrase just as you would for any other university service. Then click Login.

uni catID login screen


Step 4

You will now be logged into the Adobe Creative Cloud website. You can click on View All in the upper-right-hand corner to see all available apps. You can click on Get Desktop App on any application's individual page. This will download the app to your computer for you to use.

choose which adobe cc apps to install on your local computer


You are all set!


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