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rhn_register - Manage Red Hat Network registration using the rhnreg_ks command

Synopsis

  • Manage registration to the Red Hat Network.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • rhnreg_ks
  • either libxml2 or lxml

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
activationkey Default:
None
supply an activation key for use with registration
channels Default:
[]
Optionally specify a list of comma-separated channels to subscribe to upon successful registration.
enable_eus Default:
no
If true, extended update support will be requested.
nopackages
(added in 2.5)
Default:
no
If true, the registered node will not upload its installed packages information to Satellite server
password Default:
None
Red Hat Network password
profilename
(added in 2.0)
Default:
None
supply an profilename for use with registration
server_url Default:
Current value of I(serverURL) from C(/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date) is the default
Specify an alternative Red Hat Network server URL
sslcacert
(added in 2.1)
Default:
None
supply a custom ssl CA certificate file for use with registration
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
whether to register (present), or unregister (absent) a system
systemorgid
(added in 2.1)
Default:
None
supply an organizational id for use with registration
username Default:
None
Red Hat Network username

Notes

Note

  • In order to register a system, rhnreg_ks requires either a username and password, or an activationkey.

Examples

# Unregister system from RHN.
- rhn_register:
    state: absent
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass

# Register as user (joe_user) with password (somepass) and auto-subscribe to available content.
- rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass

# Register with activationkey (1-222333444) and enable extended update support.
- rhn_register:
    state: present
    activationkey: 1-222333444
    enable_eus: true

# Register with activationkey (1-222333444) and set a profilename which may differ from the hostname.
- rhn_register:
    state: present
    activationkey: 1-222333444
    profilename: host.example.com.custom

# Register as user (joe_user) with password (somepass) against a satellite
# server specified by (server_url).
- rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass'
    server_url: https://xmlrpc.my.satellite/XMLRPC

# Register as user (joe_user) with password (somepass) and enable
# channels (rhel-x86_64-server-6-foo-1) and (rhel-x86_64-server-6-bar-1).
- rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass
    channels: rhel-x86_64-server-6-foo-1,rhel-x86_64-server-6-bar-1

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • James Laska

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