It seems that when I first joined the creative cloud I was able to sign out from the application manager and still use Lightroom and Photoshop. In trying to help someone today on the Lightroom forum I tried it under Lightroom CC. After I signed out I was forced to sign back in before I could have access to Lightroom. This seems a bit unrealistic. How do travelers who are away from the Internet have access to their software? More and more surprises!