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How do I activate Wolfram products online?

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After purchasing and, if necessary, installing a Wolfram product, it depends on the specific product whether you can start using it by entering your Wolfram ID and associated password (your “Wolfram account credentials”) or by entering an activation key.

Some products such as Wolfram|One have both a cloud and a desktop component. Cloud products (or the cloud components of products) do not need to be activated after purchase, and are accessed by logging into wolframcloud.com with your Wolfram account credentials.

For desktop products, there are two main methods of activation:

  1. Enter your activation key, a sequence of alphanumeric characters of the form 1234-5678-123ABC.
  2. Enter your Wolfram account credentials, the Wolfram ID and password that you use to log into your User Portal or account page.

Activation methods for individual desktop Wolfram products

Program Default Activation Method
Mathematica* Activation key
Wolfram|One Wolfram account credentials
Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition Wolfram account credentials
SystemModeler Activation key
Wolfram Player No activation required
Wolfram Player Pro Activation key
Wolfram Finance Platform Activation key
Wolfram Programming Lab Wolfram account credentials
Wolfram Engine Wolfram account credentials

*Mathematica for the RaspberryPi is free and does not require activation.

Getting an Activation Key

Activation keys are generally available in your User Portal if you have either bought or obtained an applicable product.

If you obtained the software through your site, please contact your site administrator or software distributor to get your activation keys.

If you purchased your product through the Wolfram Store, your activation key will be sent to you via email at the time you check out.

Other Methods of Activation

If your computer is not connected to the internet, you can still activate your software using manual activation. If you need to transfer your installation to a new computer, please use the System Transfer Form.

If your site activates your software with the MathLM license server, follow the instructions here.

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