Adobe ETLA

Adobe ETLA (Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement)



*** Adobe is phasing out using serial numbers with their products starting with Creative Cloud 2019. As a result of the serial numbers no longer being used, all shared computers and lab computers should NOT be updated to Creative Cloud to 2019 or it will become de-activated and will require an Adobe ID to be signed in with the a license.
Adobe has announced that there should be a solution for shared computers/lab computers coming in February 2019. Until then these computers will need to remain on the 2018 update. 


The Adobe ETLA  offers NMSU departments, faculty, and staff the the most up-to-date version of Adobe Creative Cloud* applications and Acrobat DC pro.


The Adobe ETLA is now apart of the NMSU Enterprise Software Bundle (ESB) and is available to all faculty and staff for work purposes.


***we do not have any student licenses available however the Adobe Creative Cloud is installed on all ICT computer labs for student use.  


There are three ways to request Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Creative Cloud:

  1. You can request your NMSU email address to be added as an Adobe ID and receive an email invitation to use and download the software. You can send your request to and please specify if you need the Creative Cloud or Acrobat DC. You will receive an email invitation from Adobe in your NMSU email inbox ( be sure to check your junk folder or trash depending on your email filters). From the email you can finish setting up your account by setting up a password or selecting forgot password to start this process.
  2. You can download the Windows version of Adobe Creative Cloud or Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud from our web store at and register using your NMSU email address. You still need your NMSU account registered as an Adobe ID to activate the software after the install. If you are unsure if your nmsu account is an adobe ID please email to request and invitation.
  3. You can come to room 105 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, with an NMSU ID and index number, to check out a physical copy of the installation media on a temporary basis.


Work at home:

The Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat DC Pro, come with the added benefit of work at home rights. In order to be eligible to purchase a work at home license you must first install the Adobe product on your work computer. you then can send an email to Justin Krynitz at to request access the work at home download on



Enter your official NMSU email address in this format:
DO NOT enter a subdomain such as ad, cs, dacc, psl, etc. — which looks like this:

Once registered you will receive an email so you can complete your registration. Once you have completed your registration you can accept the terms and download an installation on the web-store.

**Please keep record of the password your create for your account. The password you create on the web store is independent from your NMSU account password.**


Before installing/purchasing any software make sure your computer can install and run the software. If you are unsure if your computer can run Adobe applications please  go here to see the system requirements.


Adobe installation media is also available for check out from the Information & Communication Technologies, located in the Hardman and Jacobs ULC, Room 105. An NMSU ID must be presented for all transactions.

Faculty/staff may borrow media for a period of five working days. If media is not returned there will be a Charge of $75 to the index provided by the faculty or staff member at the time of check out.


Below is a list of some of the software that comes in the Creative Cloud:

Adobe Creative Cloud icon list

Adobe Creative Cloud icon list

  • Acrobat DC
  • Flash pro
  • Prelude
  • Premiere Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Bridge
  • DreamWeaver
  • Scout
  • SpeedGrade
  • Edge Animate
  • Audition
  • Fireworks
  • Incopy
  • After Effects
  • Indesign
  • Flash Builder
  • Muse

All licenses purchased through this program are subscription term licenses and are property of New Mexico State University until our agreement with Adobe ends.

It is illegal to copy Adobe software media.


*Creative Cloud applications are installed locally on your desktop and are not hosted in the cloud.