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

I am trying to distribute or retrieve the Activation Key for my license in order to have licensed end users associate 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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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 13 Dec 2017
Edited by MathWorks Support Team on 13 Dec 2017
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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.
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.
Administrators
License administrators can also obtain the Activation Key or File Installation Keys through through the "Advanced Options" button in the license center. To retrieve your Activation Key or 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.

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Hi,
There's nothing called "Advanced Options" button anywhere in the licencing center page.
I am also facing the similar issue could you please share the solution for this.
On the licensecenter page, choose a license. Then click on the Activations and Installations page. The Advanced Options is on the lower right hand side of that, provided that you are an authorized administrator for the account
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.

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Answer by 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 !

Answer by 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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I am having the same problem. Kindly I need activation key for r2014a
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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Answer by 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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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.
How do we then access the original MATLAB app please

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Answer by hua wu
on 22 May 2016

Are there free activation key?

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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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Answer by santosh g on 23 Aug 2016

how to download software please anybody reply urgent

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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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Answer by 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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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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Answer by Bilal Qureshi on 11 Feb 2017

Same problem Activation key!

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What happened when you followed the instructions in the Support answer?

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Answer by 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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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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Answer by AJISHA BHAKARAN on 10 Mar 2018

i already created a matlab account,till now i didnt got licenses

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Answer by Natalia Yeromina on 6 Oct 2018

Where can I find the Activation Key or Key Installation File?

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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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Answer by Amna El-tawil on 5 Nov 2018

I can't get the activation key; Please I need help

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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.
Now, you can give me a license number? I will use it nearly for 2 months for my course that I have this semester
You will need to purchase a MATLAB student license in order to use MATLAB Online.

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Answer by 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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