MATLAB - Install/Licensing

Issue/Question

  • How do I install MATLAB?
  • Is my computer compatible with MATLAB?
  • How do I renew my MATLAB license?

Environment

  • Oregon State University
  • Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Employee
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux

License Restrictions

Available for OSU faculty, staff and students on institutional or up to 4 personally-owned devices or computers for use in education and non-commercial research.

Resolution

MathWorks Account Creation

  1. Create a MathWorks login if you don't already have one here: https://www.mathworks.com/mwaccount/register
    NOTE: Register with your onidusername@oregonstate.edu email address.
  2. Wait for the account activation email. This may take a few minutes.
  3.  When the account activation email arrives, copy the activation key to your clipboard.
  4. Login to the MATLAB Portal: https://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-portal/oregon-state-university-1065503.html
  5. Fill out the form and use the provided activation key.
  6. Once the account is created, you can download MATLAB for Windows, Mac, or Linux here: http://mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/select_release

MathWorks Renewal

Update Within MATLAB

  1. Open MATLAB.
  2. From the Home Tab, select help -> licensing -> update current license.
  3. Select the expired license and click update.
  4. This will download and activate a new license.
  5. Restart MATLAB.

Update Using "Activate MATLAB" Application

If the update license steps noted above don't work, the Activation App can be used.

Windows

  1. Search programs for "Activate MATLAB [Version installed]"
  2. Click next until prompted to login. Login with your Mathworks account.
  3. Select "Student - Named User" license (unless another license type is needed).
  4. Click next until the license is applied. Run MATLAB again and the license should be updated.

Mac

  1. Find the MATLAB.app in finder.
  2. Right click MATLAB.app and select "show package contents".
  3. This should show an Activate.app and Deactivate.app. Open Activate.app.
  4. Click next until prompted to login. Login with your Mathworks account.
  5. Select "Student - Named User" license (unless another license type is needed).
  6. Click next until the license is applied. Run MATLAB again and the license should be updated.

Windows

  1. Run the MATLAB setup.exe file.
  2. After it extracts the file, select "Log in with a MathWorks Account".
  3. Read and accept the license agreement and click next.
  4. Login with your [ONID Username]@oregonstate.edu account and click next.
  5. Select "Student - Named User" license (unless another license type is needed) and click next.
  6. Choose an install directory (usually fine to leave this at the default).
  7. Select any additional products to install and click next.
  8. Select the desired options on this page and click next.
  9. Review the install options and click install.
  10. Once finished, make sure "Activate MATLAB" is checked and click next.
  11. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

MacOS

  1. Open the MATLAB.dmg.
  2. Double click on "InstallForMacOSX".
  3. Select "Log in with a MathWorks Account".
  4. Read and accept the license agreement and click next.
  5. Login with your [ONID Username]@oregonstate.edu account and click next.
  6. Select "Student - Named User" license (unless another license type is needed) and click next.
  7. Choose an install directory (usually fine to leave this at the default).
  8. Select any additional products to install and click next.
  9. Select the desired options on this page and click next.
  10. Review the install options and click install.
  11. Once finished, make sure "Activate MATLAB" is checked and click next.
  12. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

Additional Support

Mathworks support is also available to installation issues or trouble with MATLAB: https://www.mathworks.com/support.html

MATLAB support can also be reached via support@mathworks.com or 508-647-7000, option #5.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 97172
Created
Fri 1/31/20 2:13 PM
Modified
Tue 1/5/21 2:17 PM