At-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud for students

Only students in select classes relying on Adobe Creative Cloud for instruction will be able to download the and access these apps on their personal devices. Contact your instructor to find out if you are eligible. While on-campus, Adobe apps can be accessed on many lab computers.

Step 1: Sign-in to the Adobe website

The first step is to sign-in to the Adobe website from the Windows or Mac device that you want to install the programs on.

  1. Go to in a web browser.
  2. Click Sign In in the upper right corner, enter your Buffalo State email address and click Continue. DON'T click "Create an account"! 

Adobe sign-in

  1. Select Company or School Account when prompted.

Select Company or School Account

  1. You will be redirected to the Buffalo State sign-in page. Enter your network password and click Sign In. If you are prompted to Stay signed in? click No.

Enter password

Step 2: Download and Install the Creative Cloud desktop app

After signing into the Adobe site in Step 1, follow these steps to download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app on your device.

  1. On the Adobe "Welcome" page after signing in, you should see a right-hand panel with a set of Resources. From there, choose Install Creative Cloud app

Choose Install Creative Cloud app

  1. The installer file should download (click Save or Save File if prompted).
  2. After the download completes, locate and open the Creative Cloud Setup file to begin the installation. This will normally be in your browser's default Download folder. The file will be named something like Creative_Cloud_Set-Up.exe for Windows users, or Creative_Cloud_Installer.dmg for MacOS users.
  3. Once the installation completes, you can open the Adobe Creative Cloud app itself (not the installer from the previous step). It can be located using either a Spotlight search on MacOS, or a Start menu search in Windows. It may also appear as a "recently installed" app.
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