Chapter 3. Registering the system for updates using GNOME

You must register your system in order to get software updates for your system.

This section explains how you can register your system using GNOME.

Prerequisites

  • A valid account with Red Hat customer portal

    See the Create a Red Hat Login page for new user registration.

  • Activation Key or keys, if you are registering the system with activation key
  • A registration server, if you are registering system using the registration server

3.1. Registering a system using Red Hat account on GNOME

Follow the steps in this procedure to enroll your system with your Red Hat account.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Go to the system menu, which is accessible from the top-right screen corner and click the Settings icon.
  2. In the DetailsAbout section, click Register.
  3. Select Registration Server.
  4. If you are not using the Red Hat server, enter the server address in the URL field.
  5. In the Registration Type menu, select Red Hat Account.
  6. Under Registration Details:

    • Enter your Red hat account user name in the Login field,
    • Enter your Red hat account password in the Password field.
    • Enter the name of your organization in the Organization field.
  7. Click Register.

3.2. Registering a system using an activation key on GNOME

Follow the steps in this procedure to register your system with an activation key. You can get the activation key from your organization administrator.

Prerequisites

  • Activation key or keys.

    See the Activation Keys page for creating new activation keys.

Procedure

  1. Go to the system menu, which is accessible from the top-right screen corner and click the Settings icon.
  2. In the DetailsAbout section, click Register.
  3. Select Registration Server.
  4. Enter URL to the customized server, if you are not using the Red Hat server.
  5. In the Registration Type menu, select Activation Keys.
  6. Under Registration Details:

    • Enter Activation Keys.

      Separate multiple keys by a comma (,).

    • Enter the name or ID of your organization in the Organization field.
  7. Click Register

3.3. Unregistering the system using GNOME

Follow the steps in this procedure to unregister your system. After unregistering, your system no longer receives software updates.

Procedure

  1. Go to the system menu, which is accessible from the top-right screen corner and click the Settings icon.
  2. In the DetailsAbout section, click Details.

    The Registration Details screen appears.

  3. Click Unregister.

    A warning appears about the impact of unregistering the system.

  4. Click Unregister.