What is Login Named User and how can I use it?

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What is Login Named User and how can I use it?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 13 Oct 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 13 Oct 2021
Login Named User (LNU) is a portable license option that verifies license rights over the internet. LNU is ideal for usage on cloud compute services because it does not rely on having a static Host ID. Instead of locking the license to a Host ID, it requires users to log into their MathWorks Account each time they start MATLAB. As such, LNU requires an uninterrupted internet connection.
Login Named User can only be used on Individual licenses which are currently subscribed to the MATLAB Software Maintenance Service.
After installing MATLAB, the following methods can be used to configure MATLAB for Login Named User:

Update Existing MATLAB Installation

1. Right-click or CTRL+click the license_info.xml attached to this Answer and select "save link as" to download.
2. Place license_info.xml into the {matlabroot}/licenses folder.
3. Start MATLAB. You should now be prompted to provide your MathWorks Account sign in credentials.

MATLAB Startup Flag

Use the -licmode online startup flag when launching MATLAB. In a command prompt/terminal window enter the path to the MATLAB executable and the -licmode online flag.
{matlabroot}\bin\matlab.exe -licmode online
{matlabroot}/bin/matlab -licmode online
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David Hernandez
David Hernandez on 22 Nov 2021 at 20:37
What are the main benefits or purpose of using an LNU license instead of the individual license file?

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