Esri Software Authorization

Authorization information for Esri products.

ArcGIS Desktop & Esri CityEngine

If you are using a computer that is not on the University of Idaho network send an email from your U of I email account to Bruce Godfrey requesting a single-use authorization file.

If you are using a computer that is on the University of Idaho network start the 'ArcGIS Administrator' on your computer [Apps > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator].

  1. Select the 'Desktop' product. (Select 'CityEngine' for that product).
  2. Choose the radio button 'Advanced (ArcInfo) Concurrent Use'.
  3. Push the 'Change...' button and enter ''.
  4. Press 'Apply' then 'OK'.
Connecting to the License Manager

After connecting the the License Manager you have the option of borrowing a license. License borrowing will enable you to copy an authorization file from the server and install it locally on your machine so you can use the software while you are off the U of I network.

To borrow/return a license:

  1. Select 'Borrow/Return' for either product.
  2. Enter the number of days to borrow. The maximum is 365 days. Note that licenses expire every year in mid-February. Therefore, you will have to return and borrow a new license each year.
  3. Check a box for each desired feature.
  4. Press 'Apply' then 'OK'.
Borrowing a License

To return a license, uncheck the box associated with the desired feature(s) and press 'Apply' and 'OK'.

ArcGIS Pro

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro on your computer and enter 'uidaho' in the text box under 'Enterprise Logins'. Select the 'Remember this URL' option and push the 'Continue' button. On the subsequent screen sign in with your University of Idaho account.