community.general.rhn_register module – Manage Red Hat Network registration using the rhnreg_ks command

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.rhn_register.

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

Comments

activationkey

string

Supply an activation key for use with registration.

ca_cert

aliases: sslcacert

path

Supply a custom ssl CA certificate file for use with registration.

channels

list / elements=string

Optionally specify a list of channels to subscribe to upon successful registration.

Default: []

enable_eus

boolean

If no, extended update support will be requested.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

force

boolean

added in 2.0.0 of community.general

Force registration, even if system is already registered.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

nopackages

boolean

If yes, the registered node will not upload its installed packages information to Satellite server.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

password

string

Red Hat Network password.

profilename

string

Supply an profilename for use with registration.

server_url

string

Specify an alternative Red Hat Network server URL.

The default is the current value of serverURL from /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date.

state

string

Whether to register (present), or unregister (absent) a system.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

systemorgid

string

Supply an organizational id for use with registration.

username

string

Red Hat Network username.

Notes

Note

  • This is for older Red Hat products. You probably want the community.general.redhat_subscription module instead.

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

Examples

- name: Unregister system from RHN
  community.general.rhn_register:
    state: absent
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass

- name: Register as user with password and auto-subscribe to available content
  community.general.rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass

- name: Register with activationkey and enable extended update support
  community.general.rhn_register:
    state: present
    activationkey: 1-222333444
    enable_eus: yes

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

- name: Register as user with password against a satellite server
  community.general.rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass
    server_url: https://xmlrpc.my.satellite/XMLRPC

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

- name: Force-register as user with password to ensure registration is current on server
  community.general.rhn_register:
    state: present
    username: joe_user
    password: somepass
    server_url: https://xmlrpc.my.satellite/XMLRPC
    force: yes

Authors

  • James Laska (@jlaska)