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Most IBM Rational software products require specific license keys in order to use them. The instructions below will guide you to the IBM Rational License Key Center, and the on-line service for generating and managing your license keys.




Rational License keys

Log into the Rational License Key Center

Chat with Rational Licensing Support


IBM Rational Getting Started Guide

Get Started with your IBM Rational Software Purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding the License Key Center and Rational license keys FAQ : English

Software Downloads/Media

Log into the Passport Advantage site to download the product after your purchase.

Fixes and patches

Go here for guidance on how to get fixes, patches and service releases

Rational A-Z License Key/Activation Kit Requirements Spreadsheet

Identify the type of key used by Rational products.  A-Z.xlsx

IBM PartnerWorld Business Partners

If you are a member of IBM PartnerWorld and have questions regarding access to the License Key Center, you will need your IBM ID for PartnerWorld to access this content:

PartnerWorld Rational License Key Center instructions & FAQs


Browse licensing tech notes
You can find the answers to many common licensing questions and maintenance renewal in the Rational software support knowledge base. You can easily find articles about Rational licensing by navigating to the Rational Support area and searching for "licensing" in the upper left "Search support" box.




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