Activating your Burp Suite license

  • Last updated: September 9, 2021

  • Read time: 2 Minutes

When launching Burp Suite Professional for the first time, you will be prompted to provide your Burp license key. Your license key is available to download from your account page. Most users will be able to use the standard activation process as follows:

  1. When prompted to enter your license key, either paste your license key into the text window or use the "Select license key file..." button to load it from a file. Then click "Next".
  2. If you are only able to access the internet using a web proxy server, enter your proxy details in the corresponding fields.
  3. Click "Next" to activate your license and proceed with the startup wizard.

In some cases, you may need to manually activate your license. In this case, instead of clicking "Next", click "Manual activation" and follow the steps below.

Manual activation

Note: If you are trying to complete the manual activation process on a computer with no internet connection, you will need to perform this process on another computer before entering the activation response manually on the offline computer.

Click the "Copy URL" button.

Copy the license activation URL

Paste the URL into your browser to access the manual license activation page.

Open the license activation URL in your browser

Go back to the activation wizard and click the "Copy request" button.

Copy the license activation request

Return to the license activation page in your browser and paste the request into the "Activation request" field. Click "Send". Text will appear in the "Activation response" field. Select it and copy it to your clipboard.

Send the license activation request

Go back to the license activation wizard. Click the "Paste response" button to paste the response into the corresponding field. If you are entering it manually on an offline computer, make sure that it is entered correctly.

Paste the license activation response

Click "Next". If the activation was completed successfully, the next screen will inform you of this. Click "Finish" to complete the activation and load the Burp startup wizard.

Finish the activation