Esri Developer Network

(EDN)

Create an Esri Account

  1. Go to https://accounts.esri.com/signup which takes you to the Esri Account creation page.

  2. Enter your name and email address into the required fields, and then click Create an Account.

  3. An email will be sent to the email address that you specified in step 2. From the email, click Activate your Account.

  4. You will be taken to a new page where you can enter the remaining account details, including a username and password. Fill these details in with the required information and click Create.

  5. Your account has now been successfully created and you will see the following screen asking you to sign in:


Register your EDN subscription with your My Esri Account

  1. Open My Esri by going to https://my.esri.com/.

  2. If you are not already logged in with your Esri account, you will be taken to the My Esri login page. Enter your username and password (see Create an Esri Account).

  3. Once you are logged in with your Esri account, you will be presented with the Dashboard screen.

  4. Click on the My Organizations tab:

  5. Select Licensing Forms from the My Organizations list on the left-hand side of the screen.

  6. On the Licensing Forms page, select EDN Registration.

  7. On the EDN Registration page, enter your EDN License Number and click Register.

  8. Your EDN License has now been successfully registered and you will see the following screen:


Download your Esri Software

This guides you through the process of downloading software from My Esri using ArcGIS for Desktop as an example. This process is exactly the same for any other software.

Prerequisites before downloading

  1. Valid licence – you must have a valid licence for the software you want to download from My Esri. Only those products you are eligible to download will be displayed.

  2. Broadband internet connection – some of the files are large so a broadband internet connection is required.

Downloading

  1. Open My Esri by going to https://my.esri.com/.

  2. If you are not already logged in with your Esri account, you will be taken to the My Esri login page. Enter your username and password (see Create an Esri Account).

  3. Once you are logged in with your Esri account, you will be presented with the Dashboard screen.

  4. Click on the My Organizations tab, followed by EDN:

  5. Select Downloads from the EDN Products list on the left-hand side of the screen.

    Note: some functions shown above may not be available to the user because they do not have sufficient permissions.

  6. The Downloads screen will be loaded and will populate with all software downloads that the subscription is entitled to.

    Tip: If you have many products available for download and it’s difficult to find the one you want, you can click Show Filter Options for additional search capabilities.

  7. Click the View Downloads button for the product you want to download, e.g. ArcGIS for Desktop.

  8. The desired products Download page is displayed.

    Tip: at this point you can also access the Get Started guides and other additional information by clicking on the appropriate hyperlinks.

  9. Click the Download button for the required setup, e.g. ArcGIS for Desktop.

    This will open the Esri Download Manager (which is a popup). If you get a message from your browser like the one below, saying that it has blocked a popup from my.esri.com, click Allow once to allow the popup to open.

    Note: if you are using Internet Explorer then you may be taken back to the download screen, and need to repeat steps 6-8 again.

  10. A new tab will open on your browser called Esri Download Manager.

  11. Downloads are provided as executable (.exe) files and you can use the Esri Download Manager or your own download agent to download them.

    To use the Esri Download Manager, click on the yellow Click to download your file now button.

    To use your own download agent, click on the click here link.

  12. The Save window should open and you can save your .exe file(s) to the desired folder location. Click Save, and make a note of the download location you have specified.

    The Download Manager or agent will show the download progress. You can pause and resume downloads at any time, although we recommend trying to download each file in one go.

    You can minimise the window and check progress at any time but don’t close the Download Manager or agent.

  13. Once downloading finishes, click Exit on the Esri Download Manager or agent.


Get your Authorization Numbers

Please follow the steps below to get your authorization numbers from My Esri.

  1. Open My Esri by going to https://my.esri.com/.

  2. If you are not already logged in with your Esri account, you will be taken to the My Esri login page. Enter your username and password (see Create an Esri Account).

  3. Once you are logged in with your Esri account, you will be presented with the Dashboard screen.

  4. Click on the My Organizations tab, followed by EDN:

  5. Select Authorizations from the EDN Products list on the left-hand side of the screen.

    Note: some functions shown above may not be available to the user because they do not have sufficient permissions.

  6. The Authorizations screen will be loaded and will populate with all authorization numbers for software the subscription is entitled to.

    Note: If you have many authorization codes, as in the example below, this may take a short time to load.

    Tip: If you have many products available for download and it’s difficult to find the one you want, you can click Show Filter Options for additional search capabilities.

  7. Click on the product you require the authorization number(s) for. e.g. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.1-10.3

  8. The authorization codes for the desired product should now be displayed.

    Tip: Authorization numbers are of the format: product prefix (three letters) followed by nine numbers e.g. ECP123456789. Server licenses start with an ECP prefix, Desktop Single use licences start with an ESU prefix, and Desktop Concurrent use licences have an EFL prefix.

  9. Copy/paste or write down the desired Authorization Number(s) so that they are available when you come to authorize your software after installation.

  10. You are now ready to install the software.

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