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SPSS License Code Installation: Macintosh

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Article Number : KB0011851
Published on : 2022-05-11
Last modified : 2022-05-11 14:31:02
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

When installing SPSS for the first time

Note: Entering the license authorization code is a separate process from installing SPSS. You should make sure to choose Site License in License Type when installing, otherwise the license authorization process will not work.

After the main part of the SPSS installation is complete, you are given the option of launching the License Authorization Wizard. The License Authorization Wizard allows you to obtain a license for SPSS for Windows. It is strongly recommended that you launch the Wizard immediately after installation.

Running the SPSS License Authorization Wizard

If you do not run the wizard immediately after your new installation finishes, or if you are updating the licensing for an existing SPSS installation:

  1. From the SPSS application folder, click on the License Authorization Wizard icon.

    Note: In order to run the License Authorization Wizard, you must be connected to the Internet. Any firewall software must either be temporarily disabled or directed to allow Internet connections from the Wizard. After authorization, you do not need to be connected to the Internet to run SPSS for Windows.

  2. When prompted, choose License my product now.

  3. When prompted to choose an authorization method, select Internet and enter your License Authorization Code (LAC). The Wizard automatically retrieves your license from SPSS Inc. and permanently ties that license to your physical computer. At this point, you can reinstall SPSS on the same computer multiple times using the same LAC, but you may not use the LAC on any other computer.

  4. If you are not connected to the Internet you must choose to activate by Email. You will then receive an email with the license code that you will need to manually apply. Please refer to the installation documentation provided by IBM SPSS, a link is in the body of the email sent by our office that contains your authorization code. 

You can view the license by running the "SHOW LIC" SPSS syntax command. You can then see the license expiration date and all of the add-on modules to which the license applies.

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