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IBM Support - Licensing

This web page helps you request specific license keys for IBM software products.

Most IBM software products require specific license keys in order to use them.

The instructions below will guide you to the IBM License Key Center, and the on-line service for generating and managing your license keys.

How to Action
Obtain License Keys
Open a Support Case
Getting started after your purchase

Get Started with your IBM Software Purchase

Review Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding the License Key Center and license keys FAQ - English .

Download Software/Media

Log into Passport Advantage to download the product after your purchase.

Download fixes and patches

Log into Fix Central to download fixes, patches and services releases for Licensing.

Identify the type of key used with products

Identify the type of key used by IBM products using the attached spreadsheet Rational A-Z License Key/Activation Kit Requirements.xlsx .

Get help for Business Partners

If you are a member of IBM PartnerWorld and have questions regarding access to the License Key Center, review the PartnerWorld License Key Center instructions & FAQs for details.

Browse licensing technotes

You can find the answers to many common licensing questions and maintenance renewal in the IBM support knowledge base. You can easily find articles about licensing by navigating to the IBM Support Community and searching for "Rational licensing" in the search box.