Workbench Licenses

When you start up the CLC Genomics Workbench for the first time on your system, or after installing a new major release, the License Assistant, shown in figure 1.2, will be presented to you. The License Assistant can be also be launched during an active Workbench session by clicking on the "Upgrade Workbench License" button at the bottom of the License Manager. The License Manager can be started up using the Workbench menu item:

        Help | License Manager (Image license_manager)

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Figure 1.2: The License Assistant provides access to licensing options.

The options available in the License Assistant window are described in brief below, and then in detail in the sections that follow.

Select the appropriate option and then click on the Next button.

To use the Request an evaluation license, Download a license or the Upgrade from an existing Workbench installation options, your machine must be able to access the external network. If this is not the case, please see Download a license on a non-networked machine.

When using a CLC Genomics Workbench installed in a central location on your system, you must be running the program in administrative mode to license the software. On Linux and Mac, this means you must be logged in as an administrator. On Windows, you can right-click the program shortcut and choose "Run as Administrator".

If you do not have a license order ID or access to a license, you can still use the Workbench in Viewing Mode. See Viewing mode for further information about this.

Note: Static licenses are tied to the host ID of the machine they were downloaded to. If your license is covered by Maintenance, Upgrades and Support (MUS), please contact our Support team ( if you need to start using a different machine for working with the CLC Genomics Workbench.