Site Licenses - IDL

Last Updated: 09/22/2020


 IDL and ENVI are available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux workstations. For labs, a single network license server (Windows and Linux only) can provide licensing for all the clients. Faculty, staff and students may download installers for the software; CU Boulder username and IdentiKey password are required. (Note: An X-Windows manager is required for Macintosh; download and install XQuartz from their website.)

The current versions are IDL 8.8 + ENVI 5.6.


A new or upgrade license involves a $30 service fee.

Who can get it

IDL/ENVI licenses (via our site license) are available for faculty and student and university-owned computers of the University of Colorado Boulder. Generally this means computers in the domain or used in pursuing a degree at CU Boulder. Users are to uninstall this software when they graduate or otherwise leave the campus permanently.

How to get it

Allow up to 2 business days to receive the license information once you've made the purchase.

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