3.2. Registering from the Command Line
registercommand with the user account information required to authenticate to Customer Portal Subscription Management. When the system is successfully authenticated, it echoes back the newly-assigned system inventory ID and the user account name which registered it.
registeroptions are listed in Table 2, “register Options”.
Example 1. Registering a System to the Customer Portal
[root@server1 ~]# subscription-manager register --username admin-example --password secret The system has been registered with id: 7d133d55-876f-4f47-83eb-0ee931cb0a97
Example 2. Automatically Attaching While Registering
registercommand has an option,
--auto-attach, which allows the system to be registered to the subscription service and immediately attaches the subscription which best matches the system's architecture, in a single step.
[root@server1 ~]# subscription-manager register --username admin-example --password secret
Table 2. register Options
|--username=name||Gives the content server user account name.||Required|
|--password=password||Gives the password for the user account.||Required|
|--serverurl=hostname||Gives the hostname of the subscription service to use. The default is for Customer Portal Subscription Management, subscription.rhn.redhat.com. If this option is not used, the system is registered with Customer Portal Subscription Management.||Required for Subscription Asset Manager|
|--baseurl=URL||Gives the hostname of the content delivery server to use to receive updates. Both Customer Portal Subscription Management and Subscription Asset Manager use Red Hat's hosted content delivery services, with the URL https://cdn.redhat.com. Since Satellite 6 hosts its own content, the URL must be used for systems registered with Satellite 6.||Required for Satellite 6|
|--org=name||Gives the organization to which to join the system.||Required, except for hosted environments|
|--environment=name||Registers the system to an environment within an organization.||Optional|
|--name=machine_name||Sets the name of the system to register. This defaults to be the same as the hostname.||Optional|
|--auto-attach||Automatically attaches the best-matched compatible subscription. This is good for automated setup operations, since the system can be configured in a single step.||Optional|
|--activationkey=key||Attaches existing subscriptions as part of the registration process. The subscriptions are pre-assigned by a vendor or by a systems administrator using Subscription Asset Manager.||Optional|
|--servicelevel=None|Standard|Premium|| Sets the service level to use for subscriptions on that machine. This is only used with the ||Optional|
|--release=NUMBER|| Sets the operating system minor release to use for subscriptions for the system. Products and updates are limited to that specific minor release version. This is used only used with the ||Optional|
|--force||Registers the system even if it is already registered. Normally, any register operations will fail if the machine is already registered.||Optional|
|--type=TYPE||Sets what type of consumer is being registered. The default is system, which is applicable to both physical systems and virtual guests. Other types include hypervisor for virtual hosts, person, domain, rhui, and candlepin for some subscription management applications.||Optional|