[v2020.1.x] JetBrains/IntelliJ all products universal Activation codes/License servers

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The JetBrains (formerly IntelliJ) from Czech Republic has offered many excellent IDEs for various website and application developers. For example, the IntelliJ IDEA has been recognized as one of the best Java developing tools in the industry.

Here, of course, what AppNee concerns about is all the approaches that can effectively activate JetBrains/IntelliJ all products. Especially from IntelliJ IDEA 2016, as far as I know, the working activation/registration method is really few on the Internet. But since this post from AppNee, this will no longer be a headache problem. As you can see, this kind of post at AppNee will get our continuous updating and maintaining work.

// Supported Products //

IDE Intro
IntelliJ IDEA The most intelligent Java IDE
PhpStorm Lightning-smart PHP IDE
PyCharm Python IDE for professional developers
RubyMine The most intelligent Ruby IDE
WebStorm The smartest JavaScript IDE
AppCode Smart IDE for iOS/OS X development
CLion A smart cross-platform IDE for C and C++
DataGrip Your Swiss Army knife for databases & SQL
Rider A cross-platform C# IDE based on IntelliJ platform and ReSharper

Products & Versions supported by license server (in theory):

  • IntelliJ IDEA 7.0 or higher
  • ReSharper 3.1 or higher
  • ReSharper Cpp 1.0 or higher
  • dotTrace 5.5 or higher
  • dotMemory 4.0 or higher
  • dotCover 1.0 or higher
  • RubyMine 1.0 or higher
  • PyCharm 1.0 or higher
  • WebStorm 1.0 or higher
  • PhpStorm 1.0 or higher
  • AppCode 1.0 or higher
  • CLion 1.0 or higher

Main products passed AppNee’s test:

  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • PhpStorm
  • PyCharm

// Supported Languages //

  • Java, Kotlin, Groovy, Scala
  • Android
  • Maven, Gradle, SBT
  • Git, SVN, Mercurial, CVS
  • Detecting Duplicates
  • Perforce, TFS
  • JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Java EE, Spring, GWT, Vaadin, Play, Grails, Other Frameworks
  • Database Tools, SQL

// Use Instructions //

for 2020.1.x (with Agent):

  1. Download and install the latest version of IntelliJ product from official site
  2. Run program, select “Evaluate for free” at the “License Activation” window, and click ‘Evaluate
  3. Drag and drop the universal agent file “jetbrains-agent.zip” onto the “Welcome to xxx” window, and click ‘Restart‘ (this is to install it as a plugin, ignore any error)
  4. Wait a few seconds, select “Activation code“, click ‘Install for xxx‘, and click ‘Yes
  5. Done

for 2019.3.x-:

  1. Download and install the latest version of IntelliJ product from official site
  2. Download and copy the universal licensing agent file to the installation folder like “C:\Program Files\JetBrains\
  3. Run program, select “Evaluate for free“, and click ‘Evaluate
  4. Enter “Help/Edit Custom VM Options…
  5. Add strings like “-javaagent:/absolute/path/to/jetbrains-agent.jar” to the end, e.g.:
    • for Windows: -javaagent:C:\Program Files\JetBrains\jetbrains-agent.jar
  6. Restart program
  7. Enter “Help/Register…
  8. Select “License server
  9. Input “http://jetbrains-license-server” as license server address (or just click ‘Discover Server‘ to fill automatically)
  10. Click ‘Activate
  11. Done

for 2018.x.x ~ 2019.1.x:

  • Method I – use hosts and activation code:
    1. Download and install or extract the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA from official site
    2. For Windows:
      1. Open your hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc)
      2. Add the following lines:
        • account.jetbrains.com
        • www.jetbrains.com
    3. For Mac:
      1. Run terminal, type “cd /private/etc/
      2. type “sudo vi hosts
      3. press ‘i’, input “ account.jetbrains.com” (maybe another line www.jetbrains.com) at the end
      4. type “:wq” to save and exit
    4. Run program and select “Activation code
    5. Download and use the universal “Universal License Key” below to activate program
    6. Done
  • Method II – use this universal license server (no expiration):
    • http://xidea.online/servers.html (open it in browser)
  • Method III – use local (DVT) license server to activate (as follows)

for 16 and higher:

Method 1 (recommended):

  1. Install or extract your IntelliJ product from official site
  2. Run program
  3. Choose ‘License server
  4. In the ‘License server address:‘ field, use any one license server below:
  5. Click ‘Discover server‘ or ‘Activate‘ button to finish registration
  6. Restart your IntelliJ IDEA, enjoy!

Method 2 (abandoned):

Use either Universal License Key for 16 and higher or Universal Unlock Patch for 16, nothing else required.

*** The activation code is genuine, no unlock path required. It’s valid from 2017.01.31 to 2018.01.30.

*** Unlock Patch does not require activation code.

*** And you should add the following line to your hosts file in the use of IntelliJ IDEA:

  • account.jetbrains.com

for 15:

Method 1:

  1. Use the license key Universal License Key for 15 or generate using the Universal Keygen for 14/15 when required
  2. Use the Universal Unlock Patch for 15

Method 2:

  • The same as 16.

// How to use Local License Server //

  1. Install or extract any product of JetBrains/IntelliJ from official site
  2. Either direct run the license server on your own PC, or upload it to and run it on a (dedicated) server:
    • darwin – MacOSX ( x86, x64 )
    • freebsd – FreeBSD ( x86, x64, ARM)
    • linux – Linux ( x86, x64, ARM, ARM64 )
    • windows – Windows ( x86, x64 )
  3. Copy the corresponding binary file of the license server to a permanent directory, such as “C:\license-server\” or “/opt/license-server/
  4. Then, on Windows:
    1. Run a CMD as administrator
    2. Enter the folder where you put the license server by using “cd” command
    3. Install the license server as a windows service (If you want to remove it, use “-mode uninstall” instead):
      • for x86: dvt-jb_licsrv.386.exe -mode install
      • for x64: dvt-jb_licsrv.amd64.exe -mode install
    4. Run “services.msc” and start the service. Alternatively, use “net start” command instead, or just restart your PC/serve
  5. On Unix-like OS:
    1. Enter the folder where you put the license server
    2. Install a new service by executing the binary file either as root or using the following command (platform = your OS; arch = your system architecture; to uninstall, use “-mode uninstall” instead):
      • sudo: dvt-jb_licsrv.[platform].[arch] -mode install
    3. Start this service using your standard service tools
  6. Launch your JetBrains/IntelliJ application, and use your own license server to license all clients on any platforms.

Notes: If you are running the license server on the same host, you should use “” as license server instead. Otherwise, use the IP address or hostname of your license server.

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

For Version Type Download Size
Either is OK
16+ Universal License Key 26.7 KB
v2.9 Universal Unlock Patch reserved 525 KB
v2.10 reserved n/a
v3.1 reserved n/a
Both Required
15 Universal License Key reserved 2.32 KB
15 Universal Unlock Patch reserved 317 KB
14, 15, 16 Universal Keygen reserved 177 KB
JetBrains/IntelliJ All Products Local License Servers
All Universal License Server AppNee.com 24.2 MB
JetBrains/IntelliJ All Products Licensing Agent
v2018.x.x~v2020.1.x Universal Licensing Agent 2.34 MB


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