IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 Help

IntelliJ IDEA License Activation dialog

To open this dialog: Register on the Welcome screen or Help | Register.

You can evaluate IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for 30 days. After that period, you need to buy IntelliJ IDEA and activate your license.

The upper part of the dialog reflects your IntelliJ IDEA usage status (e.g. Free evaluation) and, if appropriate, provides related controls (e.g. Buy IntelliJ IDEA).

The license activation options are in the lower part of the dialog under Activate new license via.

IntelliJ IDEA usage status-related controls

Item Description
Buy IntelliJ IDEA Click this button to go to the JetBrains Web site to study the IntelliJ IDEA purchasing options and to buy a license.
Evaluate for free for 30 days Click this button to start evaluating IntelliJ IDEA.

License activation options

Item Description
License key Select this option if you have a license key. Specify your user name (or company name) and the key. (The corresponding information is in your license certificate email.)

The recommended way of entering the name and the key is by copying the information from the certificate email and then pasting it into the fields (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V on Windows and Linux; Cmd+C/Cmd+V on OS X).

If IntelliJ IDEA rejects the license information, see The key is not accepted for a possible solution.

License server Select this option if there is the IntelliJ IDEA License Server on your company's intranet. Specify the server URL in the License server address field. For the address to be entered automatically, click the Discover server button.

To find out if your company is using the License Server and what its URL should be, contact your system administrator.

See also, Getting a permanent license ticket from the License Server.

JetBrains Account Select this option if your IntelliJ IDEA license is linked with your JetBrains Account. Specify your JetBrains Account access credentials.

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Last modified: 13 July 2016