Getting 20 Digit Activation Codes for NI Software

Updated May 13, 2020

Issue Details

  • I have purchased a set of NI software products, and I need to get the 20 digits activation codes for them. How do I do so?
  • Do I have to contact National Instruments to acquire an activation code?
  • I need to activate my software offline using activation codes. Where can I generate one?


To generate a 20 digit activation code for your NI software, visit the NI Product Activation page.
This does not require you to contact NI directly. However, please ensure that you have the following information to hand:
  • Product type.
  • Operating System type/version.
  • Product version.
  • Product serial number.
  • Computer ID. Information on where to obtain your Computer ID can be found here.
  • Your first name.
  • Your last name.
  • Your organisation.
  • Your e-mail address.

To generate the activation code, follow the steps listed below:
  • Visit the NI Product Activation web portal. 
  • Login through your NI registered username and password.
  • Enter the details requested in the relevant fields.
  • Click on Submit.
  • You shall receive an email with the 20 digit activation code for the software.

Additional Information

NI has made activation quick, easy, and flexible by providing several activation methods. When you install the product, the NI Activation Wizard is immediately launched and guides you through the entire activation process. There are six methods available to activate your product. Refer to Product Activation web page to know more about the six methods.

For further information on how and where to use this 20 digits activation code, you can visit the following site: Activating National Instruments Software Products.