Thanks for Purchasing a New Perpetual BaseHead License!

FYI: ‘Perpetual’ licenses never time out and die like a ‘Subscription’ license will and will keep on working till the end of time.  Well….if you don’t update your OS too much. 8)



To Attach your license to a Device such as an iLok, USB Flash Drive, CmStick  or System Drive then follow the instructions below.

To Active a CloudBased Floating License then click the button below.

For all Device Bound users….
ll device bound authorization info we need is gathered thru the License Request application (version 4.0) right now.


Check out this video to see how easy it is to activate/update and manage your license using either a SystemID binding or any USB/iLok key to authorise BaseHead 

You can launch the License Request utility from the BaseHead Start Screen by clicking REGISTER then in the Activation Panel click “Launch Now” on the activation tab:

If you need to manually download the latest License Activation Utility to run manually or if you do not see a “Copy to Clipboard” button on your version, use the below links:

Download License Request v4.0 at these links.

USB/iLok and and System bound Users:

Launch License Request and choose the device you want to bind your license to and simply press ‘Copy to Clipboard’ to copy the DeviceSerial code.
You can also ‘Create and XML File’ that can saved off if easier.

Then go to your ‘My Licenses’ page below and click ‘Activate’ on any empty license Container to finish the Activation process.

Either paste in the DeviceSerial code OR select the XML file generated from License Request and press ‘Activate’.

Once the container is successfully activated click the ‘Download’ button to get your .key file.




Then launch BaseHead and click the ‘Register’ button from the Start Screen 




and then in the Offline Activation section drop this .key file  on the button that says…’Drop License .key file HERE!’ and you “should” then get a message your are Authorized and Ready to Rock yo!  😉


CodeMeter CmStick/Network Users: 

If you didn’t install BaseHead yet, do so first or you can install the CodeMeter Runtime a la carte before running this application.
Unfortunately CmSticks can’t be authorized immediately like the above devices, so after your click the CmStick option choose ‘Create File’ and send the file it creates to with your order number from the email that is in your BaseHead, LLC account.  Once we receive it and write the license into your account you will be emailed a notification how to retrieve it.

IMPORTANT:  If you are coming from and old BaseHead version make sure you check to install the BaseHead-CM version from the full installer as it’s not a separate install and EXE like it was in the old days.  

Ran into some Issues or need some help with Licensing?

Send an email to with your problem and we will sort you out as soon as possible.
Non-licensing problems should follow the links below instead to get help.


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