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NEW Adobe Creative Cloud ETLA Program

NEW Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise Terms Licensing Agreement (ETLA) for UC San Diego faculty, staff, and labs.

Available to: Faculty, Staff and Labs

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) features access to Adobe's Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, and more with updates and access to new features as they are released.

Full Suite Named-User and Shared Device License

Available to: Faculty and Staff

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

Adobe Creative Cloud is only available for the Full Suite Named-User and Shared Device License. If you are looking to purchase two Adobe Apps separately, it will be more cost effective to purchase the ETLA licensing. 

What Is Included:

  • Federated ID (Active Directory Login)
  • Adobe Console Access
    • Manage users through the Adobe Console
    • Provide user access through AD groups (future access to Microsoft Azure AD)
  • Cloud Storage up to 100 GB per license*
  • Full Suite Named-User and Shared Device License
    • Individual Apps not included in ETLA


For ETLA subscription, we have a 3-year commitment and we must purchase the same amount or more licenses during this period. The license can change from SDL to NU and vice versa at renewal, but it cannot go down in quantity. 

*Attention: Please follow departmental and university guidelines in using online storage that is not managed by UCSD.

Transition from VIP to ETLA

If you have a VIP agreement and would like to transition to ETLA, we can still add you to our portal. Please submit a case to: the ITS Service Desk with your expiration date, and Full Suite Named-User and Shared Device License count. We can plan the transition from your VIP to our ETLA portal.

If your VIP renewal has already taken place, we can add you to our ETLA agreement next year. But if you have any new licenses to order, we can add them throughout the year into our ETLA, so you can benefit from the ETLA savings.

Single Applications

If you are looking to purchase a single Adobe CC application, you will still need to continue that through the VIP agreement. However, if you are looking to purchase more than 1 individual application (such as Photoshop and Illustrator) then it is more cost efficient to purchase the full suite through the ETLA subscription.

How to Order

Please submit this form to the ITS Service Desk for a Named-User License or a Shared Device License.   Due to Adobe terms we cannot publish prices online, so please submit a case and we can provide you a quote with pricing information.

To place an order, please include:

  1. Chart of Accounts (COA) String
  2. Department
  3. Software you need
    1. Named-User 
    2. Shared Device License
  4. End User Details
    1. For Named User
      1. First and Last Name
      2. Email address
    2. For Shared Device License
      1. IP Address of Machine
      2. Machine Name


Below is an example of how the Service Desk ticket should be filled out.


For all Software Licensing questions please go to ITS Service Desk.