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4.6. Creating and Editing Activation Keys

After you have successfully published a content view, you need to create an Activation Key. In a later procedure, the Activation Key is associated with a Host Group. This allows the provisioned host to be registered to the Satellite and associated with the selected Life Cycle Environment, Content View, Subscriptions, and so on.

Procedure 4.6. To Create an Activation Key:

  1. On the main menu, click ContentActivation Keys and then click New Activation Key.
  2. In the Name field, type ak-Reg_to_Dev.
  3. For the purposes of this example, clear the Content Host Limit check box.
    You can use this field to control how many times a given Activation Key is used. For example, if you associate the key with a subscription that has a limited quantity, you can set the limit on the Activation Key to eliminate exceeding that quantity.
  4. Select the check box for the Dev environment.
  5. In the Content View drop-down list, select the RHEL 6 x86_64 Content View, and then click Save.
After you have created the Activation Key, you can edit various parameters for that key.

Procedure 4.7. To Edit Activation Key Parameters:

  1. On the Activation Keys page, click SubscriptionsAdd to display the list of available subscriptions.
  2. Select the check box next to each subscription that you want to attach to each host that uses this activation key.
  3. Click Add Selected.