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Chapter 3. Entitlement Certificate

Red Hat Satellite requires a copy of your Red Hat Network Entitlement Certificate in order to activate it. This Entitlement Certificate is included with your subscription to Red Hat Satellite and is available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
Download the Entitlement Certificate from the Red Hat Customer Portal and copy it to the Satellite server's file system in any directory. The installation program asks you for its location.


Check your Red Hat Network account has been granted the necessary entitlements to conduct the installation.

Procedure 3.1. Creating a New Entitlement Certificate

  1. Navigate to in your web browser.
  2. Log in using your Red Hat customer account details.
  3. Navigate to Subscriptions.
  4. Scroll to the Manage section and click Satellite in the list of Subscription Management Applications.
  5. Click Register a Satellite.
  6. Type a Name for your Satellite.
  7. Select your Satellite version.


    Choose the correct version at this step. Each version of Satellite uses a slightly different format for the certificate.
  8. Click Register.
  9. Click Attach a subscription.
    Select the checkbox for the desired subscription. Enter the quantity 1 in the Quantity input box. Click Attach Selected to add these subscriptions to the entitlement certificate.
  10. Click Download Satellite Certificate and save the file containing the entitlement certificate.
The chosen subscriptions are assigned to the Satellite distributor entered on the Customer Portal. This results in an entitlement certificate that users can download and use during the Satellite installation process.