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To download upgrades and updates to your IBM Software, you'll need these 3 things

IBM ID & password

If you already have an IBM ID and password, proceed to the next requirement, Passport Advantage Online access.

If you have not yet registered for an IBM ID, register now.

Your IBM ID opens doors to customized content almost anywhere and everywhere you travel across ibm.com.

Passport Advantage Online access

If you have Passport Advantage Online access, check to see if you have been granted download privileges by your Site's Primary Contact. Sign in now.

If you've never signed in to PAO, register now.

You'll be asked to complete a 'Self-nomination' form and you'll need your Site number which can be found on Proofs of Entitlement. You might also ask the Primary Contact for your site to provide you with the required Site number.

Your request for Passport Advantage Online [PAO] access will be forwarded to your Site's 'Primary Contact' for approval. You will be notified when your access request has been approved.

Learn more about Passport Advantage Online and the features and benefits it provides including:

Download authorization

If you already have download and media access authorization, you can download software and request media access at your convenience 24x7.

  1. Sign in to Passport Advantage Online.
  2. Select Software download & media access
  3. Choose from either of the following options

While you're signed in, don't forget to set or modify your customized download and eNotification preferences.

If you are not currently authorized to download software from Passport Advantage Online, you may request download privileges by signing in to Passport Advantage Online.

  1. Select Account Management ->- Self-Nomination
  2. Supply the requested information and submit.
  3. Your request will be forwarded to your Site's Primary Contact for approval.