2.2. Activating a subscription with an activation key in the Subscription Manager user interface

An on-premise application can pre-configure subscriptions to use for a system, and that pre-configured set of subscriptions is identified by an activation key. That key can then be used to attach those subscriptions on a local system.
  1. Install the configuration RPM or manually configure Subscription Manager to point to the subscription application. For example:
    [root@server ~]# rpm -ivh http://sam.example.com/pub/candlepin-cert-consumer-latest.noarch.rpm
  2. Launch Subscription Manager with the --register option to open the registration screens immediately:
    [root@server ~]# subscription-manager-gui --register
  3. Select I will use an Activation Key, and click Next.
  4. Enter the name of the organization to which the system will belong, the activation key value (an alphanumeric string), and the system name to use for the entry in the on-premise application.
  5. Click Register.