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5.4. RHN Bootstrap Options

The RHN Bootstrap offers many command line options for creating client boostrap scripts. Although descriptions of these options can be found within the following table, ensure that they are available in the version of the tool installed on your RHN Server by issuing the command rhn-bootstrap --help or reviewing its man page.

Table 5.1. RHN Bootstrap Options

Option Description
-h, --help Display the help screen with a list of options specific to generating the bootstrap script.
--activation-keys=ACTIVATION_KEYS activation key(s) as defined in the RHN website with multiple entries separated by a comma and no space
--overrides=OVERRIDES Configuration overrides filename. The default is client-config-overrides.txt.
--script=SCRIPT The bootstrap script filename. The default is bootstrap.sh.
--hostname=HOSTNAME The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server to which client systems will connect.
--ssl-cert=SSL_CERT The path to your organization's public SSL certificate, either a package or a raw certificate. It will be copied to the --pub-tree option. A value of "" will force a search of --pub-tree.
--gpg-key=GPG_KEY The path to your organization's public GPG key, if used. It will be copied to the location specified by the --pub-tree option.
--http-proxy=HTTP_PROXY The HTTP proxy setting for the client systems in the form hostname:port. A value of "" disables this setting.
--http-proxy-username=HTTP_PROXY_USERNAME If using an authenticating HTTP proxy, specify a username. A value of "" disables this setting.
--http-proxy-password=HTTP_PROXY_PASSWORD If using an authenticating HTTP proxy, specify a password.
--allow-config-actions Boolean; including this option sets the system to allow all configuration actions via RHN. This requires installing certain rhncfg-* packages, possibly through an activation key.
--allow-remote-commands Boolean; including this option sets the system to allow arbitrary remote commands via RHN. This requires installing certain rhncfg-* packages, possibly through an activation key.
--no-ssl Not recommended - Boolean; including this option turns SSL off on the client system.
--no-gpg Not recommended - Boolean; including this option turns GPG checking off on the client system.
--no-up2date Not recommended - Boolean; including this option ensures up2date will not run once the system has been bootstrapped.
--pub-tree=PUB_TREE Change not recommended - The public directory tree where the CA SSL certificate and package will land; the bootstrap directory and scripts. The default is /var/www/html/pub/.
--force Not recommended - Boolean; including this option forces bootstrap script generation despite warnings.
-v, --verbose Display verbose messaging. Accumulative; -vvv causes extremely verbose messaging.