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Where can I find the Activation Key and File Installation Key (FIK) for my license?

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I am trying to distribute or retrieve the Activation Key for my license in order to have licensed end users link to my license and activate MATLAB. I am trying to distribute or retrieve the File Installation Key to install MATLAB without using the internet. Where can I find these keys?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 8 Aug 2019
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 8 Aug 2019
IMPORTANT: If you are looking for the File Installation Key for the purposes of installing MATLAB on an offline machine, see "How can I install MATLAB or other MathWorks products on an offline machine?" for complete instructions. Entering a File Installation Key into a MATLAB installer downloaded directly from the MathWorks website will not enable you to install MATLAB on an offline machine.
Administrators
License administrators can obtain the Activation Key and File Installation Keys through through the "Advanced Options" button in the license center. To retrieve your Activation Key and File Installation Key, follow the steps below:
  1. Log into the License Center here: http://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter
  2. Select the desired license
  3. Select the "Install and Activate" tab
  4. Click on the "Advanced Options" button
  5. The Activation Key along with the File Installation Key will appear on this screen. You can generate a File Installation Key for a different release using the drop down.
End Users
The File Installation Key is produced when you activate your license to a machine. See the following article for more information:
To retrieve a File Installation Key for a license which is already activated:
  1. Log into the License Center here: http://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter
  2. Click on the desired license
  3. Select the "Install and Activate" tab
  4. Click the blue arrow under "Get License File"
  5. If you do not see the activated machine and blue arrow, press "Update License File" to open the correct menu
  6. Select a release
  7. Specify that the software is not yet installed
  8. The File Installation Key will appear on this screen
End users who are not allowed to perform keyless activations must contact their license administrators to obtain a File Installation Key. End users must also contact license administrators to obtain the Activation Key regardless of their permissions. In the MathWorks License Center, click the "Contact Administrators" tab to get contact information for your license administrators.

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Michal Szczepanik
Michal Szczepanik on 25 Sep 2018
In case it comes helpful to someone, in my case (license administrator) the "Advanced options" button in license center was blocked by uBlock origin firefox extension. Disabling the extension made the button reappear.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Nov 2019
If you are not using a Student or Trial release, then your license number should be one of the first things displayed by ver

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akde
akde on 4 Apr 2016
Hello I have followed first 3 steps which are
Log into the License Center here: http://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter
Select the desired license (if you are doing this for a trial, select "Trials, Prereleases, and Betas" from the drop down menu)
Select the "Activation and Installation" tab
But in the fourth step there is no "Advanced Options" button. So how can I learn my activation key

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 2 Jul 2016
Please contact Mathworks for free installation support.
Note: Mathworks in USA will be on holiday on Monday July 4th. However, there are some support centers in other countries.

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DJENKAL Karim
DJENKAL Karim on 10 Dec 2015
There is no "Activation and Installation" tab ! When i select the trial licence, i have "Trial details" and "End users and licence contat" tabs, but no "Activation and Installation". HELP !

Tomislav Perovic
Tomislav Perovic on 18 Dec 2015
Hi, I dowloaded matlab from play store for my mobile and i don't have activation code or licence number but i need them to use this program.What is the solution for this?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 18 Dec 2015
What you downloaded from the play store is not MATLAB itself: it is only an interface that would allow you to use MATLAB remotely. You would still need to have purchased a MATLAB license.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Feb 2019
MATLAB itself is not an app for iOS or Android . It is only available for desktop Windows, OS-X/MacOS, or Linux systems , x64 architecture .
What is available for iOS and android is an interface that connects to a remote matlab session run on your own desktop system , or run at Mathworks . You need to have purchased a matlab license to use these .

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hua wu
hua wu on 22 May 2016
Are there free activation key?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 May 2016
No. There has never been a free version of MATLAB.
There have been contests in which a copy of MATLAB was the prize.

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santosh g
santosh g on 23 Aug 2016
how to download software please anybody reply urgent

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 24 Aug 2016
When you purchase MATLAB you will be emailed the download link. If you have an existing license associated with your account then you can download from https://www.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/select_release?mode=gwylf

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Avi Sharma
Avi Sharma on 21 Dec 2016
I have no license number , activation key and file installer key. can any one help me please.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Mar 2017
What happened when you followed the above instructions?
If the above instructions do not work for you, you should contact Mathworks for free installation support.

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Muni Venkatesh
Muni Venkatesh on 8 Mar 2017
Where can I find the Activation Key or File Installation Key (FIK) for my license

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Mar 2017
What happened when you followed the above instructions?
If the above instructions do not work for you, you should contact Mathworks for free installation support.

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AJISHA BHAKARAN
AJISHA BHAKARAN on 10 Mar 2018
i already created a matlab account,till now i didnt got licenses

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Natalia Yeromina
Natalia Yeromina on 6 Oct 2018
Where can I find the Activation Key or Key Installation File?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Oct 2018
What happened when you followed the above instructions?
If the above instructions do not work for you, you should contact Mathworks for free installation support.

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Amna El-tawil
Amna El-tawil on 5 Nov 2018
I can't get the activation key; Please I need help

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 6 Nov 2018
I am that someone - happy to help :-D
Amna, if I pull all information together:
1. You do not have a MATLAB installation, otherwise you could enter the command "license" and would have the license number.
2. You are interested in using MATLAB Online. But you may or may not know that this is not a free service, it is connected to having one of a couple different license types.
3. The domain of the email address you use here ("MathWorks Account"), points to a university that indeed has no license that allows the use of MATLAB Online.
Amna El-tawil
Amna El-tawil on 6 Nov 2018
Now, you can give me a license number? I will use it nearly for 2 months for my course that I have this semester

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Ida Nissen
Ida Nissen on 8 Nov 2018
I could also not find the activation key and finally called the support center. Apparently the trial licenses only work for the latest version of matlab, which I do not use. Therefore I could not select the license number. That might be the reason why others also cannot find the activation key.

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Reshma M Nair
Reshma M Nair on 22 Mar 2019
hai all,
I am using the trial academia version of matlab. While I downloaded the file I got a license id. When I tried for file installation they asked for an activation key for my license. I followed the steps mentioned aboe in tis group but it never lead me to a solution. Can anyone help me to sort out this issue. Expecting a quick reply. Thanking in advance.

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 22 Mar 2019
If you browse through this thread, you will see the repeated recommendation to contact MathWorks installation support. Did you try that it is still it is not successful?

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pablo raez
pablo raez on 6 Feb 2020 at 16:51
me llamo Pablo
pabloraezcobo@hotmail.com
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Intento instalar matlhlab en mi PC, pero necesito una : "activation key"
como obtenerla?
Gracias.

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