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Using Adobe software on public computers
Posted by John Sanders, Last modified by John Sanders on 27 August 2019 09:55 AM

If you need to use Adobe programs on campus lab, classroom and shared computers, you will need to sign in with an Adobe ID account.


Please understand that this is something Adobe now requires all users to do when using current Adobe licensed products on any shared computer.  This is not an IT Department decision.


When you launch an Adobe program in the labs (Acrobat DC, Photoshop, etc.), you will be presented with a “Sign In” window:




If you already have an Adobe ID account, whether it be Skidmore issued or personal, you will just need to sign in with your Adobe ID username and password, and you can use the software. There is no fee for this use.


If you do NOT already have an Adobe ID account:


-          Click on “Get an Adobe ID” on the “Sign In” window

-          In the “Sign Up” window fill out the required information in the fields. 

o   The email address you use does not need to be your Skidmore email address, but it does need to be a real address you monitor, as you will get a verification email after you fill in the information and click “Sign Up”.

-          Once you have received the confirmation email and clicked on the verification link in the message, your Adobe ID account will be created. 

-          Click on the “Check again and continue” button on the “Verify your email” window to finish.


You will now be able to use this account to use the Adobe Products on any Skidmore Public or Lab computer that has them installed. 


Alternatively, you can go to and click on “Sign In” and follow the same steps above to create your account.

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