Altium Designer Documentation

Account Sign In

Created: November 17, 2018 | Updated: November 17, 2018

The Account Sign In dialogThe Account Sign In dialog


This dialog is used to sign into your Altium Account.


The dialog appears when the Sign In link is clicked in the License Management section of the License Management page. 


  • User name - enter your user name. This is the user name that was used when your Altium Account Credentials were created. Contact your local Altium representative if you do not have your Altium Account credentials available. Enable the Remember checkbox to use this information for this entry each time it is accessed.
  • Password - enter your Altium Account password. Enable the Remember checkbox to use this information for this entry each time it is accessed.
    • Sign me in when I start Altium Designer - enable this option to automatically sign into Altium's online services when you start Altium Designer using the specified User name and Password.
  • I have read and understand the warning - you must enable this option to indicate that you understand the data gathering process and agree that it can take place. Sign in will not be possible until this option is checked. 
  • Sign in - with the User name and Password supplied and the statement of understanding checked, this button will become available. Click it to proceed with the sign-in process.

Altium Connection

Altium Designer includes features to enhance your productivity by bringing information to you on-demand. Whenever a connection to any of these services is made, information about you and your PC may be gathered to identify you and deliver the right services. Information collected by Altium will not be shared with any third parties.

When you use a feature that connects Altium Designer to the on-demand services, Altium may collect the following information:

  • MAC Addresses: Altium uses a computer's MAC address to identify a PC. If you sign in on multiple computers, each sign in request will be recorded uniquely.
  • HDD serial numbers: Along with the MAC addresses, this information provides a robust way to identify a PC for licensing purposes.
  • Altium Designer version: Altium uses the software version to differentiate between products so that the correct services can be delivered for each product.

Altium does not, and shall not, read or gather any information about the designs or files you use within Altium Designer.

All connections to the Altium portal through Altium Designer are secure. Along with the information that is gathered, information that you enter will also be communicated in requests to Altium's portal. When data is recorded with Altium's portal, the data will include a time stamp showing when the data was recorded.

Altium is committed to ensuring that all the details you provide to us remain secure. The following privacy policy discloses the information practices for Altium services.

How we use the information

The information gathered by Altium is used to provide you with the correct services that can be delivered for your product. Altium may also use the information for internal reviews and analysis in order to improve our products and services.

We will not disclose your individual information to any third party and will not sell, trade or rent that information for marketing purposes. If we need to disclose any information to conform to any laws or legal process, we will do so in a manner so as to provide the maximum amount of protection legally possible for such information.


By connecting with Altium's services through Altium Designer, you are consenting to the gathering of this information and our use of this information in accordance with the principles outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Should you wish not to receive the benefits that these services bring, Altium makes it readily possible to disconnect from its on-demand services.

If at any time we change the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the website so that you are kept fully informed.


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