Adobe Products

Licensing Changes for Current UBC Adobe Subscribers

UBC no longer offers Adobe Named User Licensing products through its in-house distribution method. All current subscribers (staff and faculty) that need the software to support their university work activities, must sign up for a new license distributed via the UBC Software Portal by February 28, 2021 to prevent service disruption. Step by step details on how to sign up can be found under Getting Started.

Adobe Products (Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Pro DC) are available to UBC staff and faculty at no cost and are to be used to conduct university business.

Note: Contractors are not eligible for this service.

Our current packages include:

Adobe Creative Cloud Acrobat Pro DC
  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Animate
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Character Animator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • Prelude
  • Acrobat Pro DC

Further Information


Getting Started

UBC has a limited number of Adobe licenses. Users should only order either Acrobat Professional DC or Adobe Creative Cloud software licenses based on their needs. In addition, all users will need to renew their license once every three months for Adobe Creative Cloud and once a year for Adobe Acrobat to receive continuous access to the service.


How to Sign Up for Adobe Subscription

Please refer to the step by step instructions in our Knowledge Base:

For additional assistance, view the videos below:


For Windows Users

Adobe CC Installation

Adobe Acrobat Installation


For Mac Users

Adobe Acrobat & CC Installation


How to Renew Adobe Subscription

The renewal process is the same as sign-up. Please renew your license at the UBC Software Portal. Refer to the videos in How to Sign Up for Adobe Subscription or the step by step instructions in our Knowledge Base.



Please contact the IT Service Centre for support.