Alteryx uses FlexNet Operations (FNO) as a 3rd-party service to provide licensing administration. Alteryx is the producer of the license; a user is the user of the license. The flexera service captures and stores the information necessary to activate and validate a license key on a device.
License keys are user and device based. A license key is attached to a user’s email address and a device. The combination of a device or machine name together with a user's email address creates a device ID.
A license key is required to activate an Alteryx product. A license key is also required the first time you sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal - the initial license key you use to sign in can be any valid license key associated with your organization. You can obtain a license key for each product you want to activate from your license administrator.
Starting with Alteryx version 11.8, you will be using a Flexera Software license key and in the following format:
XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX. You use this key to sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal at licenses.alteryx.com, download a product, and activate a product. For licensing help with previous versions, see this Community article.
- With Alteryx product downloads all in one secure location (licenses.alteryx.com), all you need is a license key from your license administrator to activate each product. If you are a license administrator, you can even find out which products are activated for a machine, which machines are using a license key, and use command line options to take care of certain tasks.
- All users will need a valid license key to sign in to the Alteryx Downloads and Licenses portal for the first time. All users can view product downloads associated with their organization and view release notes.
Visit these Alteryx Community posts to find out all about the new license key format, when the new format was introduced, and what's changed.
See also: Sign In to View Downloads