ENVI & IDL Quick Start Installation and Licensing Guide

Below is a quick start guide to follow to download and activate locally your ENVI  and/or IDL software once you have received your initial Welcome and Maintenance ID emails. 

Note: Only a “License Administrator” or an “Authorized License Administrator” of a valid Maintenance Contract (currently under Maintenance) will have access to the D&LC.



A. Download the product

After receiving your Welcome Email/Maintenance Contract Email and therefore creating a password for your account you can enter the Download and License Center (D&LC): https://harrisgeospatial.flexnetoperations.com

At the bottom of the main page, under "Browse My Software and Documentation", you will find a list of downloadable products based on your current license activation codes. 

Select “Harris” first to view your appropriate product List. After confirming the needed Product, you will be forwarded to the list of current releases: 


Download the needed Product for your Operating System:




After your file(s) have downloaded successfully from the D&LC, follow the prompts to continue the installation. 
Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to run the Harris License Administrator to implement your activation code/s to license your software - select yes. 

You can also open the Harris License Administrator Tool, by using one of the following:
•    Windows: From the Start menu, select Tools > Harris License Administrator under the shortcut group for your product installation.
        Administrator privileges are required.
•    Linux: From a terminal window, launch the harrislicense command from the INSTALL_DIR/envixx/idlxx/bin directory.
​        Sudo or root permissions are required.
•    Mac: From a Finder window, double-click the LicenseAdminstrator.app icon located under the INSTALL_DIR/envixx/idlxx directory.
​        Administrator privileges are required.



Armed with your Activation Code/s from your Order email, select "Activate Local Licenses" in the HLA Tool to license your software as local.
Type or paste the code/s into the box, update quantity field (if applicable) and select "Activate". 

Once you receive the activation confirmation, your software is now licensed and can be used!
Active Licenses can be viewed by clicking on “View Licenses”. 


If the activation failed, you will receive an error. The appearing error can be found, by clicking on “View Log”.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Technical Support and send us the full output of "View Log".



If you plan to actiavte your icense on a license serevr rather than loaclly on your device please see the links below for instructions

Windows: https://www.harrisgeospatial.com/docs/flexnetserver-windows-install.html

Linux: https://www.harrisgeospatial.com/docs/flexnetserver-linux-install.html

For further information, please visit our FAQ Help Article, which will answer to the most common questions.






updated by MT on 07/31/2020

reviewed by MM on 07/31/2020

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