Activation connects an app to a valid user license. You need to activate your apps in order to use them after purchasing a plan.
Do one of the following:
- If asked to sign in: Enter your Adobe ID (usually your email), and click Sign in.
- If not asked to sign in: Choose Help > Sign In, then click Sign in now. Enter your Adobe ID (usually your email) and password, then click Sign in. (If the Help menu displays Sign Out (your Adobe ID), you are already signed in.)
You can also activate your Creative Cloud apps from the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Deactivation disconnects your app from a specific computer. Deactivating allows you to install and run apps on a new computer. (A single license for Adobe software lets you install an application on two computers. See On how many computers can I install my apps?)
You can also deactivate your Creative Cloud apps from the Creative Cloud desktop app.
If the computer on which you installed your Creative Cloud app is no longer available, you can sign out from your account.