Adobe Creative Cloud for WMU Faculty and Staff

Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based version of the popular Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and more. See below for information regarding account access and installation instructions.

Requesting your adobe account

Faculty or Staff

If you are a faculty or staff member that would like access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications, please click the button below. You will be taken to ITDirect and asked to login with your Bronco NetID and password. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been enabled to access the Adobe Suite.

Request an Adobe Account

Accounts not licensed for Adobe use

Under our Adobe license agreement, the following user groups are not permitted to install Adobe Creative Cloud using their personal Bronco NetIDs. Students are encouraged to use the Adobe applications in computer labs across campus, however must first sign in to the applications using an active WMU email address. A list of campus computer labs can be found here.

  • Students
  • Retirees

Installing/logging in to Adobe Creative Cloud

Administrator-Installed Bundles (Faculty/Staff)

Available for all University-owned Windows and Macintosh systems for faculty, staff and lab environments. Please see your departmental IT administrator for assistance with this software.

Self-Installed Applications (Faculty/Staff)

Active WMU faculty and staff are entitled to Adobe Creative Suite software via the Adobe website.  To obtain this software:

  • Sign in to the Adobe website using your
  • If you had an existing Adobe ID that has now been federated, you will be prompted to choose an account. Select Enterprise ID. If you did not have an existing Adobe ID then this step will be skipped. 
  • You will then be re-directed to the CAS login page. Login using your Bronco NetID and password. (If this is your first time logging in to your new Federated ID and you are prompted with an Asset Migration window, please see below.)
  • On the left, click Desktop Downloads beneath Creative Cloud Apps.
  • Click Download under Creative Cloud.
  • Once Creative Cloud is installed, sign in using your WMU email address (you will once again be redirected to the CAS login page).
  • Once authenticated, you may then choose to install Adobe applications on demand.

Shared Devices (Students/Retirees)

All other users are able to authenticate with Adobe in shared device environments such as computer labs. 

  • Launch any of the installed Adobe applications on the device. 
  • Sign in using your
  • You will then be re-directed to the CAS login page. Login using your Bronco NetID and password
  • Once authenticated, you will be able to use any of the installed Adobe applications on the device. 

Migrating your data

Automatic Migration

Previously existing Adobe accounts have been migrated to a Federated ID, meaning you will now log in using your Bronco NetID and password. The first time log in using your new Federated ID, you will be offered the opportunity to migrate data files from your previous Adobe ID to your new Federated ID. Please note, you will only receive this prompt once. See the data migration prompt below:

Manual Migration

If you selected No during the automatic migration prompt or if a new Federated ID was created due to an email address change, you will need to perform a manual asset transfer to retain access to your cloud data. Please see Adobe's instructions for performing a Manual Asset Transfer.

Need Help?

Have you requested an Adobe license?

If not, please see Requesting Your Adobe Account.

Are you using the Creative Cloud application?

If not, please see Self-Installed Applications.

Have you signed in using your

We recommend signing in using this method to ensure you are not logging in to a previous non-enterprise Adobe account that may share an email address with your Enterprise ID.

Further questions?

For further assistance, contact the Technology Help Desk.

Adobe Creative Cloud Rules and Guidelines

Adobe Creative Cloud product terms

Please note that Adobe's product terms prohibit the use of WMU licensed Adobe software in China.