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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.

These instructions guide you to the IBM License Key Center and the online service for generating and managing your license keys.

Note: Passport Advantage includes authorized user activation kits for some products in which case the IBM License Key Center is not required.

How to Action
Manage your 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 or media

Log in to Passport Advantage to download the product after your purchase.  Passport Advantage also includes authorized user activation kits for some products.

Download fixes and patches

Log in to 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 by using the attached spreadsheet 

Rational A-Z  license key or activation kit requirements

Get help for Business Partners

IBM PartnerWorld members contact theIBM Partner Support Desk for help with regarding access or questions about License Key Center.

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.