updated 02:58 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2014
Problem traced back to Adobe ID system
People have been unable to sign into Adobe online services -- including Creative Cloud -- for about 24 hours at this point, according to the company's status tracker. Trouble is said to have started around 3PM Eastern on Wednesday, preventing people from downloading apps, modifying team accounts, buying subscriptions, or creating new Adobe IDs. The cause appears to be a glitch with the Adobe ID system itself.
Adobe has so far made little comment except to apologize on Twitter and promise to "restore [normal serivce] as soon as possible." In the interim, people running Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop or Illustrator may have to disable their Internet connections before loading the software.