2.3. Registering a System to Subscription Asset Manager

  1. Install the configuration RPM to configure Red Hat Subscription Manager to point to the Subscription Asset Manager instance. Every Subscription Asset Manager server has a configuration RPM available at a standard URL:
    http://sam_server_hostname/pub/candlepin-cert-consumer.noarch.rpm
    For example:
    [root@server ~]# rpm -ivh http://sam.example.com/pub/candlepin-cert-consumer.noarch.rpm
  2. Register the system using the subscription-manager command. The organization name is required; if the username or password are not passed with the command, then the command prompts for them. Using --auto-attach to apply subscriptions automatically is not required, but it simplifies setting up the new system.
    [root@server ~]# subscription-manager register --username=jsmith --password=secret --org="IT Dept" --auto-attach
    This command must be run as root.