How to Renew Your Matlab License for a Personally Owned Computer

This process describes the steps to renew your Matlab license for a personally owned computer.  If you are renewing your personal Matlab license, you need to do this annually.  Your Matlab application will warn you when you are a couple of weeks from needing the renewal.  This process is NOT for Mines owned computers, which uses a concurrent network license hosted on a campus server.

  • Navigate to: 
  • Click 'Sign in to get started'. 
  • You should get a Mines single-sign-on authentication page.  Provide your Mines credentials.
  • Click the 'Sign In' button on the Mathworks login page.
  • Sign in with your Mathworks account.  Your account should look like your Mines email address: (not
  • After you sign in, you should be dropped in the 'Downloads' page.
  • At the top right of the page, click your 'account profile button' and click 'My Account'.
  • Click the View additional Licenses or Trials link.
  • Click the row with '40579029 MATLAB (Individual) Total Headcount Academic'.
  • Click the 'Install and Activate' tab in the License Center. 
  • Click the 'Activate a Computer' button. 
  • You will need to provide some info from your computer to uniquely identify it.  Click the How do I find my computer's host id? link just below the 'Host ID' box for instructions how to obtain the Host ID.
  • Pick the Release you are renewing.
  • Pick the Operating System you are using. 
  • Type the Host ID from the instructions in the How do I find my computer's host id? link. 
  • Type your computer login name. 
  • Type a descriptive name for the activation.  Something like "username Matlab 2019a License Renewal - 7/22/2020". 
  • Click Continue.
  • You can click the 'Email License File' button to send the the license renewal file to yourself.
  • You should also copy the 'File Installation Key' and store in a safe place for use later if you need to reinstall on the same system. 
  • Click Done. 
  • You can now renew your Matlab installation with the new license file.



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