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Chapter 3. Registering the system for updates using GNOME

You must register your system 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. Open the system menu, which is accessible from the upper-right screen corner, and click Settings.
  2. Go to AboutSubscription.
  3. If you are not using the Red Hat server:

    1. In the Registration Server section, select Custom Address.
    2. Enter the server address in the URL field.
  4. In the Registration Type section, select Red Hat Account.
  5. In the Registration Details section:

    • 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.
  6. 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. Open the system menu, which is accessible from the upper-right screen corner, and click Settings.
  2. Go to AboutSubscription.
  3. If you are not using the Red Hat server:

    1. In the Registration Server section, select Custom Address.
    2. Enter the server address in the URL field.
  4. In the Registration Type section, select Activation Keys.
  5. Under Registration Details:

    • Enter your activation keys in the Activation Keys field.

      Separate your keys by a comma (,).

    • Enter the name or ID of your organization in the Organization field.
  6. 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. Open the system menu, which is accessible from the upper-right screen corner, and click Settings.
  2. Go to AboutSubscription.

    The Registration Details screen appears.

  3. Click Unregister.

    A warning appears about the impact of unregistering the system.

  4. Click Unregister.

3.4. Additional resources