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How do I find my MachineID with Mathematica?

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Your MachineID is a unique identification code for your computer used to tie your license information to your specific machine.

To generate the MachineID associated with your machine, you need to have Mathematica installed.

Finding Your MachineID Before or While Activating Mathematica

The MachineID can be displayed while activating the product.

  1. Start Mathematica on your machine.
  2. Select “Other ways to activate”.
  3. Select “Activate offline through an activation key and requested password”.
    The MachineID appears in the last line of the paragraph beginning with “Step 1”.

Finding the MachineID inside Mathematica after Activating

Evaluate the following in a Mathematica notebook or Wolfram Language kernel to get the MachineID for that machine.


Finding the MathID outside Mathematica after Activating

The MathID is stored in a text file named mathpass, along with other licensing information. Locate the mathpass file and read the MathID from its contents.

Finding the MathID on MathLM Servers

The MathID can be obtained in several ways on MathLM servers.

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