Install Server

Version:
2019.3
Last modified: December 11, 2019

Before installing and activating Alteryx Server, verify your network has access to all required licensing system domains. See Licensing System Requirements for a complete list.

Download a Product

Download a product from the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal.

To download a product:

  1. Sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal at licenses.alteryx.com.
  2. In the Product Downloads area, click the product to download.
  3. In the Download Packages window, click the version of the product you want to download.
  4. In Downloads, click the plus sign to display a description of the product.
  5. Click the link for the product to download the file.

Install Server

To install Server:

  1. Run the Alteryx Server Installer.
  2. Confirm the destination folder and click Next.
  3. Select the I accept the license agreement checkbox and click Next.
  4. Select one of the following options and click Finish.
    • Configure Server now: Opens the System Settings window so you can configure the server.
    • Close and run Alteryx Designer later: Closes the installation window and does not open the System Settings window for configuring the Server system settings. Access the System Settings at any time via the Alteryx System Settings icon on your desktop.
    • Install Predictive Tools: Installs the predictive tools as part of the Designer. The predictive tools are a set of tools that use R, an open-source code base used for statistical and predictive analysis. Select this option during installation to launch the Alteryx R installer that will install the R program and the predictive tools that use R. The predictive tools must be installed in order to use the predictive macros in Alteryx. To install at a later time, go to Options > Download Predictive Tools in Alteryx Designer.

Activate Online

If Alteryx Server has not yet been licensed, you will be prompted to do so. Use the license key from your license administrator to activate a product license.

To activate online:

  1. In the Alteryx Server Activation window, type your email address.
  2. Type or paste your License keys (one per line).
  3. Click Activate.
  4. In the Activation Success window, click Experience Alteryx.

If you want to activate with a file, click Activate with File to open the Alteryx Offline Activation window.

Activate Offline

As an alternative to online activation, you can submit a request for an activation (.bin) file. If you want to activate with a file, click Activate with File to open the Alteryx Offline Activation window.

To activate a license offline:

Create a request (.req) file from the offline computer

  1. Open Designer. If the Alteryx Designer Activation window does not open automatically, click Options > Manage Licenses > Activate New License.
  2. In the Alteryx Offline Activation window, click Create to create a request (.req) file to request product activation.
  3. Type your First name, Last name, and Email address and then type or paste your License keys.
  4. Click Create request.

    Alteryx creates a request file with your email address and .req extension as shown in this example: name@company.com.bin

  5. Click Save to save the request (.req) file where it can be accessed from the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal or send the file to your license administrator.

Upload the request file to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal

Internet access required.

  1. Sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal at licenses.alteryx.com.
  2. On the Home page, click Upload Activation Request.
  3. Click Browse to find and select the request (.req) file.
  4. Click to upload the request (.req) file.The Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal generates an activation file with your email address and .bin extension as shown in this example: name@company.com.bin
  5. Click Save to save the activation (.bin) file so that you can access it from the offline computer.

Open the activation (.bin) file on the offline computer

  1. In the Alteryx Designer Activation window on the offline computer, click Back.

    Alternatively, click Options > Manage Licenses > Activate New License to open the Alteryx Offline Activation window.​​​​

  2. Click Browse to find and select the activation (.bin) file.
  3. In the Activation Success window, click Experience Alteryx.

Activate Using a License Server

To activate using a License Server:

  1. Open Alteryx Designer. If the Alteryx Designer Activation window does not open automatically, click Options > Manage Licenses > Activate New License.

    Alteryx Server: If you have no valid licenses, Alteryx displays Install License. Click OK to continue.

  2. Click here within To access your License Server, click here. Alteryx displays Manage Licenses.
  3. In License Server Connectivity, Click Connect. Alteryx displays available licenses.

    If this is the first time you have activated Alteryx, type your email address.​​​​​​

  4. Click Activate for each product you want to activate.
  5. Click Close.

For more help including command line options, see Product Activation and Licensing Help.

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