We are using Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1.0 on an older Mac with Operating system OSX 10.6.8.
We tried to download the Creative Cloud desktop application in order to activate our font selection,
but it says it requires system OS 10.7 or later.
Is there any way to access or obtain adobe fonts with an older system?
I'm sorry you ran into trouble here. Unfortunately, Adobe Fonts does require the Creative Cloud app to access/activate fonts. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help here. Let me know if you have any further questions.