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Getting Started with Origin 2017

New Node-locked Licensing Procedure for Origin 2017

There is a new licensing system for Origin 2017 Single- and Multi-user Node-locked packages only: If you are the owner/administrator of a Concurrent Network or Dongle package, your licensing procedure remains the same as it was for Origin 2016.

  • For Node-locked licenses, each computer running the Origin software must get a Product Key to activate Origin.
  • To get a Product Key, you must have a Serial Number as well as a Registration Code. The Registration Code is similar to the Access Code used to obtain a license for Multi-user Node-locked licenses.
  • For those who qualify for an automatic upgrade to 2017 (see next section), a web page provides a simple way to get your Product Keys. If your serial number does not qualify for automatic upgrade, the web page will indicate that you are not eligible.

Information for Maintenance Customers

If you have Maintenance, you are automatically eligible for an upgrade to Origin 2017. To determine whether you have Maintenance, select Help: About Origin and look for your Maintenance Expiration date. If your Maintenance has expired, please contact OriginLab or your local Origin distributor to see if you might qualify for an automatic upgrade to Version 2017.

  • If you have Maintenance, your Version 2017 serial number is the same as in Version 2016.
  • Single-user Node-locked license owners should have received an email from sales-support@originlab.com, or your distributor, with instructions for upgrading to Origin 2017. If you cannot find this email, go to originlab.com/autoupgrade, log in and click the Register to newest version link beside your Origin 2016 serial number. Follow the web page instructions to register your software and get your Product Keys.
  • Multi-user Node-locked license owners/administrators should have received an email from sales-support@originlab.com, or your distributor, with instructions for upgrading to Origin 2017. If you cannot find this email, go to originlab.com/autoupgrade, log in and click the Register to newest version link beside your Origin 2016 serial number. Follow the web page instructions to register your software and get your Product Keys. Note that multi-user node-locked license administrators will have to choose one of three options for distributing Product Keys to end-users.

Information for Users/Administrators of All Packages

  • Help files are included in the product, and also available online and as PDF files from our Documentation and Help Center.
  • If you have Maintenance, your Version 2017 serial number is the same as in Version 2016.
  • If you received a Version 2017 package, your serial number is located on the back of the Version 2017 DVD sleeve.
  • If you have purchased a Node-locked license and have the Version 2017 evaluation already installed, you can update the evaluation copy to a full product: Select Help: Convert Evaluation to Product and enter your Product Key in the License Activation dialog that opens.

Specific Instructions by License Type

Single-user Node-locked (Individual User) Packages

Your serial number has one of the following formats:

  • xFxxx-60xx-70xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-71xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-72xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-78xxxxx

Getting Started

Your package allows you to run Origin on one computer (such as your office computer). You can also run Origin on a second computer (such as your home computer), as long as your Maintenance is active. Only one install may be in use at any one time.

When you start Origin, a License Activation dialog prompts you for a Product Key. The Product Key is obtained from the OriginLab website. Internet access is required only for licensing process. If the computer does not have internet access, you can obtain the license from a different computer with access.

Read more about how to license your Origin...


Multi-user Node-locked Packages (includes Teaching Lab/Classroom Package)

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-60xx-76xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

Before providing your Origin package to those who plan to run Origin, you must register your serial number and generate Product Keys.

Read about how to set up license access restrictions...

When you distribute Version 2017 to your users, in addition to providing them with the installer and the serial number, you must also provide the Product Key request URL as the Product Key is required during license activation. Also, please let users know that when they log on to the OriginLab website during when require a Product Key, their account must contain information associated with your organization (due to the license access restrictions you establish)

Instructions to provide your Origin users...

Origin deployment strategies...

Read more about how to license Origin...


Concurrent Network Packages

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-30xx-79xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

The Concurrent Network package entitles you to install or deploy Origin on any number of computers in your organization. Each of these computers must have a connection to a machine (workstation or server) on which you must install a FLEXnet server (provided by OriginLab) and set up a FLEXnet service for license management. If you are already using FLEXnet license management for another software vendor, then you can use your existing FLEXnet server to set up a service for managing your Origin, as long as the operating system and FLEXnet version is supported by OriginLab.

Upgrade package – read how to update your existing FLEXnet service...

New package – read how to set up a FLEXnet service...

Origin deployment strategies...

How to update your FLEXnet service if you purchase additional users...


Home Use Package (Maintenance benefit)

In some territories, Multi-user Node-locked and Concurrent Network packages with Maintenance are provided with a second Home Use serial number to allow members of your organization to run Origin on their home computer. (Single-user Node-locked packages with Maintenance are provided with a second Product Key for a home computer but this is not to be confused with the separate Home Use serial number discussed here.)

Home Use serial numbers will be identified as Home Use on your license certificate. The serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-60xx-76xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

Before providing the Home Use serial number to members of your organization that need to run Origin on their home computer, you must register your Home Use serial number and generate Product Keys.

Read about how to set up license access restrictions...

When you distribute Version 2017 to your "home users", in addition to providing them with the installer and the Home Use serial number, you must also provide the Product Key request URL as the Product Key is required during license activation. Also, please let users know that when they log on to the OriginLab website during when require a Product Key, their account must contain information associated with your organization (due to the license access restrictions you establish)

Instructions to provide your Origin "home users"...

Read more about how to license Origin...


Dongle Packages

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xMxxx-60xx-7xxxxxx

Please review the instructions provided in your dongle packet.


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