Sign in to activate your Creative Cloud apps and connect them to your user license.

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app as follows.

    • Windows: Do any of the following:
      • Double-click the Adobe Creative Cloud  icon on the desktop.
      • Click Start button > Adobe Creative Cloud.
      • Click the Creative Cloud  icon on the taskbar.
    • macOS: Do any of the following:
      • Choose Finder > Applications > Adobe Creative Cloud > Adobe Creative Cloud.
      • Click the Creative Cloud  icon on the menu bar.

    Note:

    If the Creative Cloud desktop app is not installed on your computer, learn how to download and install it.

  2. Sign in to your Adobe account.

    Sign in to Creative Cloud desktop app
    Sign in to Creative Cloud desktop app

    Once you are signed in, all installed Creative Cloud apps associated with your Adobe account are activated automatically.

  1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.

  2. Open any Creative Cloud application installed on your computer.

  3. Choose Help > Sign In, then click Sign in now.
    (If this option is dimmed or says Sign Out <your Adobe ID>, you are already signed in.)

  4. Sign in to your Adobe account. Once you are signed in, all installed Creative Cloud apps associated with your Adobe account are activated as well.

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