Matlab License Renewal

Standalone Matlab licenses expire annually on December 1. To renew your standalone Matlab license for another year, follow these instructions.

Start the activation client:

  • On Windows, go to the Start menu to the All Programs list. Select MATLAB, the MATLAB release, and then select the "Activate MATLAB" link. NOTE: We recommend starting Matlab in "administrator mode".
  • On Linux/Unix/Mac, run the activate_matlab.sh script found in your $MATLAB/bin folder.

Once you have started the activation process, follow these steps:

  1. Select "Activate automatically using the Internet", and click "Next".
  2. Log in with your MathWorks account by filling in your credentials and clicking "Next".
  3. Select your license number from the list that appears, and click next.
  4. Use the standalone key you used to activate the product. You can retrieve this key from your software.caltech.edu purchase receipt.
  5. Submit your activation by clicking "Activate".
  6. When activation is complete, click "Finish" to start MATLAB.
  7. You will need to restart MATLAB once finished.

For questions or further assistance, please submit a request at https://help.caltech.edu (request type IMSS > Software Licensing & Distribution > Other.)