As a result of campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is now available, at no cost.  Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students, faculty and staff, so that they can continue their work remotely.  This software can be installed on your personally-owned computer or UMB-owned hardware.

This includes Acrobat, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, and many other titles.

Adobe reports that this temporary access is good through 7/6, or when we return to campus, but they reserve the right to change this at any time.

Cloud Licensing - Temporary Access

If you want to take advantage of this special offer from Adobe, follow the Installation instructions below.

If you want to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud annual subscription license for $285 per year, or an individual title for $150 per year, visit


Perpetual Licensing

A perpetual license allows customers to use Adobe products for an extended period of time - until the product is no longer supported by Adobe.

Adobe Perpetual licenses are only available for installation on University-owned computers.

To learn more about Adobe Perpetual licenses, visit


Visit and use your primary UMB email address.

If you do not already have an account associated with this address, you will be prompted to complete the setup of your account – including creation of your password.

This account is not connected to any UMB system, so the password is managed by Adobe.

Once your account setup has been completed, you can download and install any or all of the available applications.

Adobe software installed on University-owned computers may be installed by the end-user.  If the end-user does not have administrative rights to install software on the computer, the local IT support team will need to be contacted.

For Acrobat, please see the FAQ section below to resolve a known issue.

For additional information, please email

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Students, faculty and staff of the University of Maryland, Baltimore are eligible. 

Affiliates - FPI employees, UMMS employees, alumni, volunteers, etc. - are not eligible.



This account is not connected to any identity management system at UMB.

Your email address is the primary email address associated with your account in our directory.  You can look that up here - - or you can email

Your password is managed by Adobe.  If you cannot remember your password, follow the Reset Your Password link on the Enter Password page. 


KNOWN ISSUE WITH ACROBAT ON WINDOWS - Why do I see a trial prompt when I sign in to Acrobat DC on my computer?

When you install and launch Acrobat DC on a Windows computer and sign in, if you see a Try or Buy prompt, do the following:

  1. Exit Acrobat DC, if it is running. 
  2. Download the file and extract it on your computer. 
  3.  Right-click the included EXE file and choose Run as Administrator. (Click yes or enter your computer password, if prompted) 
  4. Start Acrobat DC. It should now launch without asking you to sign in.

For additional information, please email