Chapter 1. Accessing 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.
1.1. Installing the Katello Root CA Certificate
The first time you log on to Satellite, you might see a warning informing you that you are using the default self-signed certificate and you might not be able to connect this browser to Satellite until the root CA certificate is installed in the browser. Use the following procedure to locate the root CA certificate on Satellite and to install it in your browser.
Your Red Hat Satellite is installed and configured.
Identify the fully qualified domain name of your Satellite Server:
# hostname -f
pubdirectory on your Satellite Server using a web browser pointed to the fully qualified domain name:
- When you access Satellite for the first time, an untrusted connection warning displays in your web browser. 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. Ensure that the Satellite URL is valid before you accept the security exception.
- Import the certificate into your browser as a certificate authority and trust it to identify websites.
Importing the Katello Root CA Certificate Manually
If you cannot add a security exception in your browser, import the Katello root CA certificate manually.
From the Satellite CLI, copy the
katello-server-ca.crtfile to the machine you use to access the web UI:
# scp /var/www/html/pub/katello-server-ca.crt \ username@hostname:remotefile
In the browser, import the
katello-server-ca.crtcertificate as a certificate authority and trust it to identify websites.
1.2. Logging on to Satellite
Use the web user interface to log on to Satellite for further configuration.
Ensure that the Katello root CA certificate is installed in your browser. For more information, see Section 1.1, “Installing the Katello Root CA Certificate”.
Access the Satellite Server using a web browser pointed to the fully qualified domain name:
- 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. If you have problems logging on, you can reset the password. For more information, see Section 1.5, “Resetting the Administrative User Password”.
1.4. Changing the Password
These steps show how to change your password.
To Change your Red Hat Satellite Password:
- Click your user name at the top right corner.
- Select My Account from the menu.
- In the Current Password field, enter the current password.
- In the Password field, enter a new password.
- In the Verify field, enter the new password again.
- Click the Submit button to save your new password.
1.5. Resetting the Administrative User Password
These steps show how to reset the administrative user password.
To Reset the Administrative User Password:
- Log in to the machine where Satellite Server is installed.
Enter the following command to reset the password:
# foreman-rake permissions:reset Reset to user: admin, password: qwJxBptxb7Gfcjj5
- Log in to the web user interface and change the password.
1.6. Setting a Custom Message on the Login Page
To Set a Custom Message on the Login Page:
- Navigate to Administer > Settings, and click the General tab.
- Click the edit button next to Login page footer text, and enter the desired text to be displayed on the login page. For example, this text may be a warning message required by your company.
- Click Save.
- Log out of the Satellite’s web UI and verify that the custom text is now displayed on the login page below the Satellite version number.