LabVIEW Activation Code for Linux and macOS Not Requested After Install

Updated Jan 14, 2022

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

Issue Details

LabVIEW does not ask for an activation code or serial number after I install on Linux or macOS machines. Will I have full functionality?


Yes, you will have full functionality of LabVIEW after installing on your macOS or Linux OS machine.

In 2017, NI moved macOS and Linux software distribution to online downloads (as opposed to physical media distribution). Now, users are required to sign in to their account associated with active SSP for any LabVIEW downloads for these operating systems.

Because a valid serial number has already been associated with your account, NI has already verified access to LabVIEW for macOS/Linux prior to downloading the software. Therefore, LabVIEW does not need to verify a serial number or activate software after installation on these Unix-based systems.