rhnreg_ks man page

rhnreg_ks — A program for non interactively registering systems to Spacewalk Server, Red Hat Satellite or Red Hat Network Classic.

Synopsis

rhnreg_ks [options]

Description

rhnreg_ks is a utility for registering a system with the "Spacewalk Server", "Red Hat Satellite" or "Red Hat Network Classic". It is designed to be used in a non-interactive environment  (a kickstart style install, for example). All the information can be specified on the command line or stdin.

Options

--profilename

Specify the profile name that should be used as an identifier for the system in Spacewalk Server, Red Hat Satellite or Red Hat Network Classic

--username

The username to register the system with under Spacewalk Server, Red Hat Satellite or Red Hat Network Classic. This can be an existing Spacewalk, Red Hat Satellite or Red Hat Network Classic username, or a new username.

--password

The password associated with the username specified with the --username option. This is an unencrypted password.

--activationkey

Specify/use a serial number to associate with the system. This is optional, but activation keys can really simplify the registration process. Learn more about activation keys in the online RHN documentation.

--contactinfo

This option has been deprecated. Please login to the server web user interface and update your contactinfo.

--nohardware

Do not probe or upload any hardware information.

--nopackages

Do not profile or upload any package information.

--novirtinfo

Do not profile or upload any virtualization information.

--norhnsd

Do not start rhnsd after completion.

--force

Register the system even if it has already been registered.

--version

Show the version of rhnreg_ks.

--proxy

Specify a HTTP proxy to use.

--proxyUser

Specify a username to use with an authenticated HTTP proxy.

--proxyPassword

Specify a password to use with an authenticated HTTP proxy.

--sslCACert

Specify a path to a SSL CA certificate to use.

--serverUrl

Specify a URL to as the server.

-h, --help

Show a help message and exit.

Files

/etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid

The digital server ID for this machine if the system has been registered onto "Spacewalk Server", "Red Hat Satellite" or "Red Hat Network Classic". This file does not exist otherwise.

/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

The common configuration file used by RHN client programs.

Examples

Register a new system to Spacewalk / Red Hat Satellite / Red Hat Network Classic:

rhnreg_ks --profilename "example_profile_name" --username "someexampleuser" --password "foobar"

See Also

rhn_check(8), rhn_register(8), rhnsd(8), rhn-profile-sync(8), rhnplugin(8), up2date(5).

Authors

See the Authors file included with this software.

This manual page was written by Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com> and James Bowes <jbowes@redhat.com>

Bugs

Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.

Referenced By

rhn_check(8), rhn-profile-sync(8), rhn_register(8), up2date(5).

2011 February 4 Linux Red Hat, Inc.