If your Altera® software or IP license does not show in the Altera Self-Service Licensing Center because the maintenance expiration date is before January 1, 2009, you can get the license file from the Generate Legacy Licenses link from the Self-Service Licensing Center. You can specify your NIC ID, T-guard ID or Host ID to get the license file.
For development kits, you can get your license file from the Altera Self-Service Licensing Center. You can specify your NIC ID or T-Guard ID on the self-service portal and generate the license files.
The license files are sent to the e-mail address that you specify.
Refer to the Altera Software Installation and Licensing (PDF) for more information on Altera licensing.