Assigning a subscription to an Adobe or Enterprise ID does not automatically associate that subscription to currently logged-in machines.  Logging out and back in typically resolves these issues with Creative Cloud products.

Licensing can also be damaged or incorrectly associated.  The following problems can occur:

  • The Creative Cloud Desktop application prompts you to Buy Now or Try a product, rather than Install.
  • Products display a Start Trial, __ days remaining on a trial, or trial has expired screen on launch.
  • (Enterprise Serialized Only) Product display a sign-in screen on launch.

Solution

Try the following solutions to fix the subscription association.

Individual, Team, and Named subscriptions must be assigned before completing the steps below.  Enterprise customers using serialized licensing, see Create License File.

Important: Enterprise customers can use either type of ID. The information below gives you a method to determine your type of ID, but if you are uncertain, contact your company's support team.

Enterprise IDs are only associated with a company as part of an Enterprise Term License Agreement. When you type your email address into the sign-in field, you are given a choice to sign in with an Adobe ID or Enterprise ID if you have both associated with the email address you entered.

Adobe IDs are used by individual, team, and enterprise customers. They are personal IDs that have a subscription associated with them. An Enterprise can have an Enterprise ID or an Adobe ID association.

Note:

Adobe recommends all enterprise users to migrate entirely to an enterprise-based identity system. It will help ensure that organizations have full legal access and control over files, data, and other assets associated with their users' accounts. Moreover, Adobe ID provides administrative access to individual users, and this can put your organization's network security at risk. It is always advisable to implement least-privilege administrative models such as Federated and Enterprise IDs.

Solution 1: Sign out and back in with the correct Adobe or
Enterprise ID

An old subscription or incorrect Adobe ID can prevent your computer from picking up a new subscription. 

  1. Sign out of the Creative Cloud Desktop application. See Sign in and sign out to activate Creative Cloud apps.
  2. Sign in with the correct Adobe or Enterprise ID.  

(Enterprise IDs Only) Sign-in again within an affected Creative Cloud product

There is an issue with the Creative Cloud Desktop application that can prevent the sign-in process from completing successfully. This issue does not exist within the products. After signing in, you can use the Creative Cloud Desktop application normally.

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud product.
  2. Choose Help > Sign Out and follow the onscreen instructions to sign out.
  3. Exit the application.
  4. Launch the Creative Cloud product.
  5. When prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to sign in with your Enterprise ID.

Solution 2: Sign out and back in with the correct Adobe or Enterprise ID within the product

An Enterprise ID can fail to log in through the Creative Cloud Desktop application, but succeed through the product sign-in option if JavaScript is tied to your federated login. 

  1. Launch a Creative Cloud product that you have been assigned or purchased, such as Photoshop.
  2. Choose Help > Sign Out.
    Note:  Sign Out only appears if you are currently signed in. Proceed to the Sign In step if you see the words Sign In.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign out.
  4. Choose Help > Sign In.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign in using your valid Adobe or Enterprise ID.

Solution 3: Clear the cached licensing information

Important:  You can receive a configuration error after completing these steps when launching a product, if you do not launch a Creative Cloud product with Administrator rights.  Repeat the step, "On Windows Only - Launch a product with Administrator rights" to correct this issue.

  1. Rename the SLCache folder to SLCache.old, present at the following location:
    • Windows:  \Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe
    • Mac OS:  System Library/Application Support/Adobe
  2. On Windows: Launch a product with Administrator rights.
    1. Choose Start > All Programs.
    2. Right-click the Creative Cloud product and click Run As Administrator.
  3. On Mac OS: Launch the Creative Cloud product by going to the Applications folder and double-clicking the product.

Solution 4: Manually delete the sign-in information

A corrupted Adobe or Enterprise ID information can get stuck in our database files. Cleaning up this information can resolve these problems.   

  1. Sign out of the Creative Cloud Desktop application. See Sign in and sign out to activate Creative Cloud apps.

  2. Quit the Creative Cloud Desktop application.

    1. Click the Creative Cloud Desktop icon to launch the program.
    Creative Cloud icon
    1. Click the gear icon and select Quit.
    Click the gear icon
  3. Delete the opm.db file.
    Note:
    If the file will not delete, restart your computer, quit the Creative Cloud Desktop application, and delete opm.db.

    • Windows
    1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to \Users\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE and delete opm.db.
    • Mac OS
    1. Using Finder, navigate to /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE and delete opm.db.
  4. Sign in with the correct Enterprise or Adobe ID. 

Solution 5:  Manually delete the sign-in and licensing information

A corrupted Enterprise or Adobe ID information can get stuck in our database or licensing files. Cleaning up this information can resolve these problems.   

  1. Delete the licensing files.
    • Windows   
    1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to \ProgramData\Adobe\SLStore and delete the .lic files.
    • Macintosh
    1. Using Finder, navigate to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SLStore and delete the .lic files.

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