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How do I find my MATLAB license number?

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How do I find my MATLAB license number?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 8 Aug 2019
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 8 Aug 2019
If MATLAB is already installed:
The MATLAB command "license" will output your license number.
If MATLAB is not installed:
Go to http://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter/ and sign into your MathWorks account. This page will display all the licenses that your MathWorks Account are linked to. If you do not see any licenses on this page then click the "View Full License List" in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
If you still do not see any licenses in the license center:
- Make sure you are viewing the correct section of the License Center. Trial licenses are listed separately from Professional and Academic licenses. You can change this view using the drop down menu with orange text in the upper left hand corner of the License Center.
- You may be logged in with a different email address than the one your license is linked to. It is not unusual for people to have multiple MathWorks accounts, e.g. one for work and one for school. Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen to confirm that the account you are logged with the correct email address.
- Your browser may have stale cache data or old cookies. Clear your browser cache, or sign in using a different web browser.
Alternatively, if you have received a license file from your license administrator, the file may contain the license number. Open the license file with plain text editor; the license number should be near the top of the file:
# LicenseNo: XXXXXX
If you are still unable to ascertain your license number, speak with the members of your organization responsible for software license management. With some MATLAB license types, associating users to the license is optional, and in this case the license would not appear in your License Center.
If you are still having trouble finding your license number, please contact MathWorks support:

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 6 Oct 2016
License numbers are just in existence for professional and home versions. Why do you need that license number?
Hari Haran
Hari Haran on 27 Nov 2018
I have to access matlab online
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 27 Nov 2018
You can associate your MATLAB Central account with an Activation Key instead of a licence number .

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maheshmahi mahi
maheshmahi mahi on 11 Sep 2017
i did not have license number please resolve my problem

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Apr 2018
Contact Mathworks for free installation assistance.

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sadia hassan
sadia hassan on 22 Apr 2018
i did not have license number please resolve my problem

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Apr 2018
Contact Mathworks for free installation assistance.
Tech Support
Tech Support on 3 May 2018
Hi,
If you are still experiencing this issue, please contact MathWorks support:
-Justin

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James Florez
James Florez on 5 Oct 2018
I have two student licenses (one for my desktop and one for my laptop). I want to buy the control systems toolbox for my laptop, how can I determine which license number corresponds to it? The command "license" just returns "student".

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Oct 2018
If you visit
do you see both licenses listed? If you do, then click the fork-and-knife icon ("Manage") on one of them, and then Install and Activate. On the right side of that page, click "View Current Activations". If all has gone well, that would bring you to an Activated Computers list, that would have a table that included HostID, that you could match against either the ethernet MAC or the hard drive serial number (older systems.) Then you would back out to get to the other license and go through the chain of items to get to the HostID of the activations of the other license.
Unfortunately I cannot give you a direct URL on mathworks to get the activation list. The URL looks like https://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter/licenses/XXXXXX/YYYYYY/activations where XXXXXX is a license number and YYYYYY is a different number whose internal purpose I have not been able to determine as yet.
As you are using a Student license, I do not know if you can see much of those menus at all.

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mohammad javad Daeizadeh
mohammad javad Daeizadeh on 21 Feb 2019
Hello
I need free license for my work can you help me?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Feb 2019
No.
Mathworks does sometimes give away licenses as prizes for contest winners , but those are for personal use only, not for use in work.
Juan Xu
Juan Xu on 4 Apr 2019
Plz give me a license number
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Apr 2019
Juan Xu, have you tried license number 88888888 ? If that does not work for you, then you should probably contact Mathworks for free installation support.

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Heungsun B. Choi
Heungsun B. Choi on 23 Jan 2020 at 14:38
Ciao, this is Heungsun Choi B, Korean, a doctorate student. I'd purchased Matlab r2006a 2 years ago, from a US vendor. Matter is that, when I try to install it, there is no license number; neither in the package nor in its sleeve. There is mere a license agreement letter w/o license number. For that reason, I havn't install it yet. How can I get the license number? It's totally incomplete K.
Regards.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Jan 2020
Please contact Mathworks support for license assistance.
However I am concerned that you might not have purchased an authentic license. Mathworks would not have sold you a 2006 license two years ago, and Mathworks is the only USA company authorized to sell licenses. The market for legal used licenses is restricted to a couple of EU countries such as Denmark and Germany.

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charmi sheth
charmi sheth about 3 hours ago
help to get license number

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson about 2 hours ago
What happened when you gave the command
license
at the MATLAB prompt?

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