Adobe Creative Cloud Login for Staff

Adobe Create Cloud is a subscription services that allows access to adobe products such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and other professional Adobe products.  Access to Creative Could is available to all district employees through the use of Portal-Guard and your existing staff account credentials.


Step 1. Launch the CC App

Launch the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) app from your desktop. Note that all district staff computers have it preloaded. (For non district computers, sign in to the Adobe website with your Canyons Email, then download the app from the Adobe website.)

Adobe CC App Icon Example

*If you do not have Adobe Creative Cloud, please click the Adobe Acrobat DCAdobe Acrobat DCIcon and continue with the steps below. 

Step 2. Enter your staff email

The username is your staff email address "". Leave the password blank, and hit enter on the keyboard. Then it will ask if you are an adobe user or an enterprise user. Click "Enterprise User".

 CC login screenCC App Image Enterprise Button Example

Step 3. Portal-Guard, enter your domain credentials

This will take you the College of the Canyons Portal-Guard login. For the username type the staff domain backslash, followed by your last name underscore first initial "staff\lastname_firstinitial" eg."staff\doe_j". For the password, type in your canyons email login password.

Portal Guard Login Page Image

If this is your first time logging into portal guard, you will need to specify a recovery secondary email address and/or a cell phone number.  Make sure that you have immediate access to your secondary personal email because you will be sent a one time password (OTP) to verify your account.

Portal Guard Example of OTP Email

You will be sent a One Time Password (OTP) to verify your email address.

Portal Guard Login Example

Enter in the OTP password that was emailed to your secondary email address.

Portal Guard Login OTP Example


Step 4. Install Apps

You should now be logged into the Create Cloud app. Click the apps tab to see a list of available Adobe apps and choose an app to install. 

 CC App Tab Example Image

Install the selected program by clicking the install button.

CC App Install Example

The installation will take a few minutes and give you a status bar indicating current progress.

CC App install example

When the installation is complete, click the launch button.

CC App Install Completed Example



Note: You can be logged into Adobe Create Cloud on a maximum of two computers.  For additional assistance contact your Information Technology Helpdesk: