rhnreg_ks(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

rhnreg_ks - a program for non interactively registering systems to Red Hat Network  

SYNOPSIS

rhnreg_ks [OPTION]... [PACKAGE NAME]...
 

DESCRIPTION

rhnreg_ks is a utility for registering a system with the Red Hat Network. 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.

--profilename
Specify the profile name that should be used as an identifier for the system in Red Hat Network
--username
The username to register the system with under Red Hat Network. This can be an existing Red Hat Network username, or a new username.
--password
The password associated with the username specified with the --username option. This is an unencrypted password.
--orgid
Specify an ID of the organization to register this system under. This is optional, and only used if registered a system to an existing Red Hat Network organization.
--orgpassword
The password associated with the organization ID specified with the --orgid option. This is an unencrypted password.
--email
The email address associated with the username specified with the --username option.
--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.
--subscription
Specify a subscription number to register the system with.
--contactinfo
Read contact info from standard in. The format is one entry per line, colon separated. Valid options are reg_num, title, first_name, last_name, company, position, address1, address2, city, state, zip, country, phone, fax, contact_email, contact_mail, contact_phone, contact_fax, contact_special, contact_newsletter.
--nohardware
Do not probe or upload any hardware information.
--nopackages
Do not profile or upload any package information.
--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 proxyl.
--proxyPassword
Specify a password to use with an authenticated HTTP proxy.
--noSSLServerURL
Specify a URL for a non SSL server.
--useNoSSLForPackages
Do not use SSL to download packages.
--sslCACert
Specify a path to a SSL CA certificate to use.
--serverUrl
Specify a URL to as the server.
 

FILES

/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
Configuration settings for up2date and rhnreg_ks
/usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT
The SSL certificate authority file used by rhnreg_ks to validate the Red Hat Network SSL servers.
 

EXAMPLES

The following registers a new system to Red Hat Network.

rhnreg_ks --profilename "example_profile_name" --username "someexampleuser" --email "someexampleuser@example.com" --password "foobar"

The following examples registers a new system to Red Hat Network including contact info.

rhnreg_ks --profilename "example_profile_name" --username "someexampleuser" --email "someexampleuser@example.com" --password "foobar" --contactinfo < contactinfo

where the file "contactinfo" contains data in the format:

first_name: Billy
last_name: Bob
company: SomeCompanyName
city: Springfield
fax: 555-5555
phone: 555-5555

 

SEE ALSO

Configuration can be done via up2date --configure. rhnreg_ks is used to register a system to Red Hat Network. Visit <http://rhn.redhat.com> for access or to sign up. You can also run up2date to register a system with Red Hat Network.  

Authors

Written by Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com>

 

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999-2002 Red Hat, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.