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.