Activating your Burp License Key

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.

Standard Activation


When prompted to enter your license key, either paste your license key in to the text window or use the "Select license key file..." button to load it from file.

Then click "Next".


If you access the Internet via a web proxy server, you can now enter proxy details to connect.

Otherwise, click the "Next" button to complete your license activation.

In some situations, you may need to activate your license manually, Click the "Manual activation" button to proceed with manual activation.


Manual Activation


The next window allows you to manually activate your Burp Suite Professional license.

First, copy the URL using the "Copy URL" button.

Note: If you wish to complete the license activation process on a computer with no internet connection, use the manual activation process on another computer and copy the activation response in to field 3. of the Manual Activation window.


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


Return to the activation wizard and copy the activation request using the "Copy Request" button.


Paste the activation request in to the "Activation request" field and click the "Send" button.

Select the activation response by double clicking anywhere in the "Activation response" field, right click to bring up the context menu and click "Copy".


Use the "Paste response" button to paste the activation response in to field 3.

If you are performing an offline activation, make sure you enter the activation response precisely.

Then click "Next".


The following screen will confirm that your license has been activated successfully.

Click "Finish" to launch Burp Suite.