Adobe software license use

Michigan Tech faculty and staff will need to sign in to Adobe products, when prompted. Students, please see the student section of this page for how to access Adobe Acrobat DC Pro.

Faculty and staff

Sign in to Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

  1. Enter your Michigan Tech email address ( and select Sign In, without entering a password.
  2. Select an account.

    There are two options, depending on if you are using Adobe Acrobat DC Pro or you are using Adobe Creative Cloud apps:
    • If you are using Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, select Company or School Account. An Internet Redirection prompt will appear (displayed from Windows). Choose Yes to continue. You will then be redirected to the Michigan Tech login page. Enter your Michigan Tech account name and password and select the LOGIN button.
    • If you use Adobe Creative Cloud Apps, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, select Personal Account. Enter your Adobe account password, when prompted.
  3. Your Adobe software is now ready to use.

Use Adobe Acrobat DC on a minimally managed or personal computer

Download and install Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, then sign in. 

If you have an older version of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, you may need to apply the faculty/staff license for Adobe. If you do not see a sign in for Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, please follow the instructions on Acrobat - DeSerialize a Faculty/Staff Windows System to change the license, then sign in.

Use other Adobe Creative Cloud products on my university-owned computer

  1. Purchase a license for Adobe Creative Cloud products other than Adobe Acrobat DC by submitting a purchasing request to
  2. Wait for a confirmation email from Adobe that your license is ready to use. Use the instructions included in your email. For a Named User license, download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud Apps. If you need assistance with the install, contact Michigan Tech IT. For a Device license, Michigan Tech can assist with the install.
  3. Sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud, choosing Personal when you see Select an account.
    Please note: If you are using a single app with a Personal license, please sign out of the single app from the Help menu, before opening Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. Adobe Creative Cloud apps use the Personal license and Adobe Acrobat DC Pro uses the Enterprise/Company license. To use the single app again, you can sign out of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro to then switch to your Personal app.


Access to Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

Students will not have a sign in for Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. Adobe Acrobat DC Pro is available to students on university-owned computers, including the computer labs and on Adobe Acrobat DC Pro is not available to install on personal computers for students.

Access to Adobe Creative Suite

Students can access Adobe Creative Suite products on the computers in the Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ), which is in Walker 120.

Apply the Adobe Acrobat DC Pro student license for departmental or graduate computers

Students will need to apply the Adobe student license using the Software Center for department computers for student employees or graduate student productivity computers. This only needs to be done once per computer.

For students using department laptops, please contact Michigan Tech IT for assistance with activating the Adobe student license.

  1. Select the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of your desktop.
  2. Search for and select the Software Center application.
  3. In the Software Center, search for and select "Acrobat DC Student License." 
  4. Select Install.
  5. Acrobat DC will now be ready to use.


Article ID: 92067
Wed 11/13/19 10:45 AM
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