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10.3. Configuring Systems in an Organization

Once an organization has been created and entitlements assigned to it, systems can then be assigned.
There are two ways to register a system against a particular organization:
Registering with username and password
If you provide a username and password created for a specified organization, the system will be registered to that organization. For example, if user-123 is a member of the Central IT organization on the Satellite, the following command on any system would register that system to the Central IT organization on your Satellite:
rhnreg_ks --username=user-123 --password=foobar


The --orgid parameters in rhnreg_ks are not related to Satellite registration or RHN Satellite's multiple organizations support.
Registering with an activation key
You can also register a system using an activation key from the organization. Activation keys will register systems to the organization in which the activation key was created. Activation keys are a good registration method to use if you want to allow users to register systems into an organization without providing them login access to that organization:
rhnreg_ks --activationkey=21-myactivationkey
To move systems between organizations, the move can also be automated with scripts using the activation keys.


The first few characters of the activation key are used to indicate the ID number of the organization that owns the key.