How to create a Unity account and activate your license

This article is an introduction to Unity and will show you how to create a Unity account and activate your license.

Once you have installed Unity, you first need to register a Unity account and a Unity license.

If you haven’t installed UnityHub and Unity yet, please see here.

How to register an account

First, launch Unity Hub and click on the human-shaped icon in the upper right corner.

Click on the UnityHub icon

Click on the UnityHub icon

Click “Sign in” in the menu

Click Sign in

Click Sign in

When the sign-in screen appears, click the blue “create one” button.

Click "create one

Click “create one

You will be prompted to fill in the required fields.

The following four items are required. These can be changed later.

 

  • Email: This is the address where you will receive the registration confirmation email.
  • Password: Must be at least 8 digits with a mix of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
  • Username: This is the name that will be published in the Unity community.
  • Full Name: Enter your full name. (It does not have to be your real name.)

When you are done, check the Terms of Service and click “Create a Unity ID”.

Input screen

Input screen

When the screen looks like the one in the image, your account registration is complete.

A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address.

Completion screen

Completion screen

You will receive an email like the one in the image. Click “Link to confirm email” to access the website.

Unity account registration confirmation email

Unity account registration confirmation email

After accessing the website, check the “I am not a robot” box and click “verify”.

Website

Website

When the website switches to the sign-in screen, your account verification is complete.

Sign-in screen

Sign-in screen

Close the website and login from Unity Hub.

How to Verify Your License

There are several types of Unity licenses, but this article will show you how to get a free license, “Personal”.

First, log in with the account you created on UnityHub.

Click the gear symbol in the upper right corner.

Click on the UnityHub gear

Click on the UnityHub gear

Click “License Management”.

Click License Management

Click License Management

Since there is no license, click “ACTIVATE NEW LICENSE” to get a new license.

Activate a new license

Activate a new license

Select a license.

Check the “I don’t use Unity in a professional capacity” box for Unity Personal.

Click “Done” in the lower right corner to complete the license activation.

License Agreement

License Agreement

Once the activation is complete, the license information will be displayed as shown in the image.

License Activation Complete

License Activation Complete

Conclusion

That’s it for creating an account and activating your license.

You are now ready to use Unity.

Let’s get started with Unity!

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