Why does Minitab require me to log in when launching it on CAEN computers? How do I access Minitab in the cloud, or download it to my personal computer?

Due to changes in the vendor license for Minitab, there are only a limited number of licenses available to the College of Engineering. In addition, users will be required to log in with their U-M credentials when launching Minitab, as described below. 

If you wish to use Minitab and are denied access when attempting to launch it, you must first fill out and submit our CLSE Software License Access Request form to gain access to the license.

Minitab is now available via cloud-based service, allowing students and faculty to access the software via web browser using Minitab’s online portal, https://app.minitab.com. Optionally, the software can also be downloaded and installed locally on personal Windows computers for those with access to the license.

Running Minitab in the Cloud

When accessing the Minitab online portal, a window will open presenting various options for logging in. Enter your U-M email address in the Email field, and click Next:

Sign in page License Portal 

On the following window, make sure to select University of Michigan SSO:

SSO for License portal

You will then be forwarded to the main U-M Weblogin page, where you can log in with your uniqname, UMICH password, and Duo two-factor authentication:

Umich web login

After successfully logging in and accepting the license terms, Minitab should launch directly in the browser window:


Downloading and Installing Minitab

In addition to using the cloud based version of Minitab described above, you also have the option to install it locally on your personal Windows computer. From the main Minitab page shown above, click the account icon in the upper-right corner, and select Manage Account:

manage account button

On the following page, click Downloads:

downloads section

On the next page under Minitab Statistical Software, select DOWNLOAD DESKTOP APP (LICENSE REQUIRED), then click the Download button:

Important note Minitab

The browser should automatically begin downloading a .zip file for the Minitab installer to your default location. Once complete, open this file to extract the contents:

minitab zip file

Double-click the setup application icon to begin the installation:

minitab setup file

The Minitab Setup window will open. Click Next to accept the license terms, then select to Activate with a license, as shown below:

minitab setup window

end-user license agreement minitab setup

activate with a license option

When prompted to select a licensing method, make sure to select Sign In, and click Next until prompted to start the installation:

sign in checkbox

begin installation window

Once the installation completes and your computer reboots, open the Minitab Statistical Software. You will be prompted to log in with your uniqname, UMICH password, and Duo two-factor authentication, similar to described above when using the cloud-based version.


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