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Installing Adobe Creative Cloud on Apple OS 10.9+

Note: This install guide is for university-owned computers only. If you do not see an option to install any of the Creative Cloud applications in the self-service application, your local IT support may have to take additional steps to make it available to you. If you are unsure who your local IT support is, contact the Service Desk at 306-966-2222.

  1. Obtain a license from the Campus Computer Store.
  2. Open a web browser and go to:
  3. Log in with your NSID and Password.


  4. Select your department from the list of choices (if prompted).


  5. Click the Enroll button.


  6. Click the Download button to download the QuickAdd installer.


  7. Once the QuickAdd installer has downloaded, go to your downloads and double click the QuickAdd.pkg file.


  8. Click the Continue button.


  9. Click the Continue button.


  10. Click the Install button.


  11. Type your Mac’s admin account username and password.


  12. Your web browser should say “The enrollment process is complete”.


  13. Click the Close button.


  14. The self-service app should auto-open after you complete Step 13.


    • Note: If self-service doesn’t auto-open (or you want to install something later), you will need to go to the Applications folder and open self-service.


  15. Log in to the self-service app using your NSID and password.


  16. On the right hand side of the screen, under the Categories tab select the Adobe link.


  17. Select Adobe Creative Cloud and click the Install button.

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  18. Click the Install button.

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    • At the top of the self-service application you should now see a progress bar indicating downloading/installing information.

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    • Once installed, the application’s option in self-service should change to uninstall.


  19. Go to your applications folder and open the Adobe Creative Cloud.


  20. Type in your for the Email Address / Adobe ID and the password you created when you setup the account and click the Sign In button:

  • Open the Apps tab and click the Install button for any Creative Cloud applications you need to install.

install any apps you need

Note: If you see a Start Trial message, it means your Department/unit has not assigned a license for Adobe Creative Suite assigned to you. In this case you would have to contact the license manager for your Department to have a valid license assigned to you. If you do not know who the license manager for your Department is please contact the Service Desk ( and they will be able to tell you who the license manager for your Department/unit is.

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