Sign In to Acrobat DC

Acrobat ETLA Subscribers

Adobe Acrobat DC licenses are now activated by signing into Acrobat using your CruzID and Gold password.  Accounts are provided to faculty and staff who subscribe via the Acrobat ETLA annual subscription program.  Students are not eligible at this time. When subscribed, ITS assigns a license to a school account and you sign in using your CruzID and Gold password. After signing in, Acrobat is fully licensed. You will need to sign in every 99 days to refresh the license.

To log in:

  • Open Acrobat DC
  • Go to the Sign In link in the top right corner of the Acrobat window.



    In the menu bar, select Help > Sign In


Acrobat ETLA subscriptions use Enterprise ID NOT Adobe ID        

Click "Sign in with an Enterprise ID"


Enter your email address or just "" and click Sign In with an Enterprise ID to authenticate using CruzID Gold.



If you have log in problems, please request help: ITS Software Support


Creative Cloud Subscribers

If you are a Creative Cloud Suite subscriber, Acrobat DC is included in the suite of software.  Use your Adobe ID account (should be your UCSC email address) and Adobe ID password to log in. Signing in activates all Adobe Creative Cloud applications including Acrobat DC.