New Adobe Creative Suite Licensing Procedure for FCAD Faculty and Staff– effective November 2017
Posted by Manusha Patabendi, Last modified by Manusha Patabendi on 22 November 2017 10:58 AM

As per the new licensing agreement between Ryerson University and Adobe, all staff and faculty members of FCAD are now required to use a so called “User-Named-license” on work and home computers. In essence the license will be associated to the end user and not the computer.

What does this means to FCAD faculty and staff?

New licensing agreement enables all FCAD staff and faculty members to continue to use Adobe Suite Applications on their work and home computers. However, now you are required to login to the Adobe applications with your Adobe ID on your home/work computers. The initial login will associate the license with your Adobe ID and you are not required to login each time you use an application.  Without login with your Adobe ID, you will not be able to use Adobe Suite Applications in your work/home computers.

What is an Adobe ID?

An Adobe ID is an account you create with Adobe using your Ryerson email address. Adobe Suite license has to be attached to your Adobe ID.

If you have previously used the “Abode Work for Home” version you already have an Adobe ID with license. You can continue to use the same Adobe ID with the new licensing agreement.

If you do not have an Adobe ID associated with your email address, then you can create one with your email address (

To create your adobe ID go to and then click on the “Get an adobe ID” link and fill in the appropriate information in the text fields.

  • Do not forget to verify the account after you have created the Adobe ID
  • Make sure to keep your Adobe ID credentials somewhere safe and secure as you will need them later

What should I do to get an Adobe Creative Suite License?

FCAD Staff and Faculty ONLY

Please email with following information:

  1. Full name and Ryerson email address, Department/School
  2. Office location (room Number)
  3. Employment type (faculty/Staff)

You will receive an invitation from Adobe which you need to accept to acquire the licence.

CUPE members do not have to do anything, their license requests will be handled by the department program Manager.

Next Steps?

If the applications are already installed, all you need to do is login with your Adobe ID. Please go to Help-> Sign In in any of the Adobe applications. Do not upgrade Adobe Suite Applications or you will be incompatible with FCAD labs.

Adobe suite is already installed on your work computer if you wish to install on your home/own computer you can refer to the attachment. Please be advised that FCAD help does not provide support for home installation.

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