The mathpass file is a text document that stores the license information for your Wolfram products. Your mathpass file can be found in up to three different locations on your system.
Structure of a Typical Mathpass File
A mathpass file is typically formatted as a single row of four entries:
Consider an example mathpass file with the following contents:
In this example, the following is true:
- “myComputer” is the name of the machine where the Wolfram product is installed
- “1111-11111-11111″ is the MathID number with which the Wolfram product identifies your machine
- “1234-5678-ABCDEF” is your activation key
- “2222-222-222:2,2,8,8:9:20201231″ is the password specifying the license details
Structure of a Mathpass File Referencing a MathLM Server
When acquiring your license information from MathLM, your mathpass file will contain a line with only the server’s name preceded by an exclamation mark; for example:
Mathpass Files with Multiple Lines
Mathpass files can contain information from several licenses, each stored on a separate line. When your Wolfram product references a mathpass file with multiple lines, it tries to use each line in succession to activate. For example:
A Wolfram product using this mathpass file will first try to activate using the MathLM server “!mathlmhost”. If that fails, it will then try to activate using the password “2222-222-222:2,2,8,8:9:20201231″ and further activation information on the second line.