PyCharm 2022.1 Help

Register PyCharm

You can evaluate PyCharm for up to 30 days. After installing the IDE, log in to your JetBrains Account to start using the PyCharm's trial version.

Start the free trial

  1. In the Licenses dialog that opens when you start PyCharm, select the Start trial option and click Log in to JetBrains Account. You will be redirected to the JetBrains Account website.

    The Licenses dialog
  2. Log in to your JetBrains Account on the website and click the Start Trial button in the Licenses dialog to start your trial period.

    Start your trial version

Upon the expiration of the trial version, you need to buy and register a license to continue using PyCharm . A new trial period will be available for the next released version of PyCharm.

Activate PyCharm license

  1. Do one of the following to open the Licenses dialog:

    • From the main menu, select Help | Register

    • On the Welcome screen, click Help | Manage License

    PyCharm: Licenses dialog
  2. If necessary, log in to your JetBrains Account.

  3. Select how you want to register PyCharm or a plugin that requires a license:

    Register using the JetBrains Account.

    Activate PyCharm license with a JB Account

    PyCharm will automatically show the list of your licenses and their details like expiration date and identifier. Click Activate to start using your license.

    If your license is not shown on the list, click Refresh license list.

    Register using an activation code.

    Activate PyCharm license with an activation code

    You can get an activation code when you purchase a license for the corresponding product.

    Register using the Floating License Server.

    Activate PyCharm license with a license server

    When performing silent installation or managing PyCharm installations on multiple machines, you can set the JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER environment variable to point the installation to the Floating License Server URL.

    Alternatively, you can set the Floating License Server URL by adding the -DJETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER JVM option.

Early Access Program

Pre-release builds of PyCharm Professional that are part of the Early Access Program are shipped with a 30-days license. Log in with your JetBrains Account to start using PyCharm Professional EAP.

You can use either your JetBrains Account directly or your Google, GitHub, GitLab, or BitBucket account for authorization. You can also create a new JetBrains Account if you don't have one yet.

Login options

  1. Click Log in to JetBrains Account. You will be automatically redirected to the JetBrains Account website.

    Login dialog
  2. On the website, log in using your JetBrains Account credentials.

  3. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using PyCharm EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login
  1. Click the Create an account link. You will be automatically redirected to the JetBrains Account website. Follow the instructions on the website to register a new JetBrains Account.

    Login with a new account
  2. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using PyCharm EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login
  1. Click the icon of the service that you want to use for logging in. You will be redirected to the login page on the website of the selected service.

    Log in with a service account
  2. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using PyCharm EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login

Access to JetBrains Account: Troubleshooting

If you encounter problems when attempting to log in to your JetBrains Account, this may be due to one of the following reasons:

No free ports

PyCharm waits for a response about successful login from the JetBrains Account website. If there are no ports available, PyCharm will suggest logging in with an authorization token.

Unable to open JetBrains Account in your browser

When you click Log in to JetBrains Account, PyCharm redirects you to the JetBrains Account website. If your system browser doesn't start, use the Troubles emergency button. PyCharm will suggest logging in with an authorization token.

The Troubles button in the Login dialog
The Troubles button in the Login dialog

No access to JetBrains Account

The login process requires access to the JetBrains Account website. PyCharm automatically redirects you to the website or lets you log in with an authorization token. If both options don't work and you cannot access the website, contact your system administrator. Otherwise, it will not be possible for you to log in and start using PyCharm.

Log in with an authorization token

An authorization token is a way to log in to your JetBrains Account if your system doesn't allow for redirection from the IDE directly, for example, due to your company's security policy. PyCharm recognizes when redirection to the JetBrains Account website is impossible. It enables you to copy a link to generate an authorization token manually.

  1. Click Copy link and open the copied link in your browser.

    Copy the link to get an authorization token
  2. Log in to your JetBrains Account to generate an authorization token. After that, copy the token, paste it to the IDE authorization token field and click Check token. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using PyCharm.

Last modified: 06 December 2021