yum on new install gets HTTPS Error 403

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I am new to RHEL.

I recently installed a new machine and everything went well.
I installed several packages needed to build the code I was trying
to test on RHEL.

Then I convinced myself that I should repeat the install to show that I
could do it again from the notes I had taken.

No luck.

It took a while to figure out that I needed to remove the previous system
in the subscription list on the Customer Portal.

Once I did that I could register my newly installed system using the subscription-manager.
But when I try to use yum I get this:

yum repolist available
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
https://cdn.redhat.com/content/beta/rhel/server/7/x86_64/rt/os/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTPS Error 403 - Forbidden
Trying other mirror.
To address this issue please refer to the below knowledge base article


If above article doesn't help to resolve this issue please open a ticket with Red Hat Support.

https://cdn.redhat.com/content/beta/rhel/server/7/x86_64/rt/os/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTPS Error 403 - Forbidden
Trying other mirror.
repolist: 0

I've gone through the instructions from solution 69319 but nothing changes.
I've gone through multiple attempts with this sequence of commands:

subscription-manager unregister
subscription-manager register
subscription-manager refresh
subscription-manager attach --auto

Nothing changes.

I've tried to re-install a couple of times. Still the same.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple.
What is it?
Thanks for any help.

PS: In case it matters:

cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server"
VERSION="7.3 (Maipo)"
PRETTY_NAME="Red Hat Enterprise Linux"

REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7"
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Red Hat Enterprise Linux"


I am encountering the same issue, trying to run "yum upgrade" from a 7.2 server.

I have tried everything noted in solution 69319, as well. Seems to be an issue on RedHat's end.

https://cdn.redhat.com/content/beta/rhel/server/7/x86_64/rt/os/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTPS Error 403 - Forbidden

I'm having the exact same issue. As a workaround to get me going, I disabled the repo with the following command:

subscription-manager repos --disable=rhel-7-server-rt-beta-rpms

Thanks. That helps a lot.

That workaround worked perfectly, thanks!

Thank you! Saved me!

As this is a temporary problem which only sometimes occurs - it might be better to choose one of these two options :
(instead of disable permanently by subscription-manager repos --disable=rhel-7-server-rt-beta-rpms)

Either disable the repository temporarily when running a yum command ->
sudo yum <command (for example update or install)> --disablerepo=rhel-7-server-rt-beta-rpms

Or you can configure the failing repository to be skipped if it's unavailable ->
sudo yum-config-manager --save --setopt=rhel-7-server-rt-beta-rpms.skip_if_unavailable=true

Exact issue for me and applied the same fix.


Gokul Ravichandran,

Glad it worked out for you, Thanks again Christian

You're welcome RJ, I'm glad that you appreciate my contributions.

You know what makes me wonder ? The solution I posted above :
it normally is suggested in the terminal when yum commands fail.
(in case of "HTTPS Error 403 - Forbidden" for a specific channel)

Sometimes it can help when users simply read the stuff - right ? :)


Try this subscription-manager repos --disable=rhel-7-workstation-htb-rpms .This is a work around to skip the broken link of the base url so that we can bypass the Error Code 403

rh-amazon-rhui-client-3.0.31-1.el7.noarch was missing on the box, installing from another working box, that fixed the issue