Chapter 2. Accessing Red Hat Satellite

2.1. Logging in to Red Hat Satellite

After Red Hat Satellite has been installed and configured use the web user interface to log in to Satellite for further configuration.
These steps show how to log in to Red Hat Satellite.
  1. Access the Satellite server using a web browser pointed to the following address:
    https://HOSTNAME/
    To identify your hostname, use the hostname command at the prompt:
    # hostname

    Important

    An untrusted connection warning appears on your web browser when accessing Satellite for the first time. Accept the self-signed certificate and add the Satellite URL as a security exception to override the settings. This procedure might differ depending on the browser being used.
    Only do this if you are sure that the Satellite URL is a trusted source.
    Untrusted Connection Warning

    Figure 2.1. Untrusted Connection Warning

  2. Enter the user name and password created during the configuration process. If a user was not created during the configuration process, the default user name is admin.
Result

When you have successfully logged in, you are taken to the Satellite dashboard. The dashboard contains an overview of the Satellite and the hosts registered.

The main navigation tabs are as follows:

Table 2.1.  Navigation Tabs

Navigation Tabs Description
Organization@Location Clicking this tab changes the organization and location. If no organization or location is selected, the default organization is Any Organization and the default location is Any Location. Use this tab to change to different values.
Monitor Provides summary dashboards and reports.
Content Provides content management tools. This includes Content Views, Activation Keys, and Life Cycle Environments.
Hosts Provides host inventory and provisioning configuration tools.
Configure Provides general configuration tools and data including Host Groups and Puppet data.
Infrastructure Provides tools on configuring how Satellite 6 interacts with the environment.
Administer Provides advanced configuration for settings such as Users and RBAC, as well as general settings.
User Name Provides user administration where users can edit their personal information.

Note

If you have forgotten the administrative password, log on to the Satellite command-line interface to reset the administration user and password:
# foreman-rake permissions:reset
Reset to user: admin, password: qwJxBptxb7Gfcjj5
This will reset the password of the default user admin to the one printed on the command line. Change this password upon logging in to prevent any security issues from occurring.