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I have an iLok activation code. How do I get the corresponding plug-in licenses?

If you purchased Native or other SSL product from a retailer instead of directly from SSL, you may have received an iLok Activation Code or printed card.

Within iLok License Manager enter the code in the Licenses > Redeem activation code menu.



To redeem this code, you must have an iLok account and iLok License Manager installed on your computer. Find these at

To use the plug-ins you will need to activate the licenses to a location. Native 6.4 and higher can activate to machine or iLok 2 or 3 USB Smart Key.

Earlier versions can only activate to iLok 2 or 3 USB Smart Key.

The original first gen iLok is not supported.

In some cases you may have received a card with a CodeMeter Ticket ID instead of an iLok Activation Code. CodeMeter was the copy protection system used before iLok on Duende V4. SSL offered a free crossgrade from CodeMeter from 2011 to 2018.

Nucleus sales that included Duende Native were valid for the original sale only.