Chapter 4. Registering a RHEL system with a graphical user interface

Users who prefer a web experience, or who want to register their system during installation, can use a graphical user interface (GUI) to complete the registration process. Registration GUIs are available in the Anaconda Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) installer, in the RHEL web console, and in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

There are also web-based registration assistants available to guide you through the best registration process for your system.

Additional resources

4.1. Registering RHEL with the Anaconda installer

Anaconda is a customizable RHEL installer. The Anaconda GUI can guide you through most installations, even if you have never installed Linux before. You can use the GUI to register your RHEL system during the installation process.

For more information about using the Anaconda installer GUI to register RHEL, see Additional Resources.

Additional resources

4.2. Registering RHEL with the web console

The RHEL web console is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux web-based interface designed for managing and monitoring your local system, as well as Linux servers located in your network environment. You can use the web console GUI to register your system.

Using the web console GUI to register your system to Red Hat requires authentication. There are two authentication methods available:

  • An activation key and organization ID combination
  • A username and password combination

For more information about registering your system with the RHEL web console, see Additional Resources.

Additional resources

4.3. Registering RHEL with a registration assistant

The following web-based registration assistants are available to guide you through the best registration process for your system:

  • RHEL registration assistant

    • Connects a RHEL 8.7 or earlier system to Red Hat
    • Connects a Satellite-supported system to Red Hat
    • Supports the use of a username and password for authentication
  • Insights registration assistant

    • Connects a RHEL 8.8 or later system to Red Hat Insights
    • Supports the use of an activation key for authentication

4.3.1. Registering to Insights with the Insights registration assistant

The Insights registration assistant on the Hybrid Cloud Console can help you register your system to Red Hat Insights. The registration assistant offers a customized registration workflow based on your environment.

Procedure

To use the Insights registration assistant to connect your system to Red Hat Insights, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Red Hat Insights navigation menu, click Register Systems to open the registration page.

    Note

    The Insights registration assistant guides you through the setup process for the Red Hat Insights client.

  2. Select system-level features to tailor the setup instructions for your environment.

    Note

    Depending on your environment, some instructions include registration commands that an authorized user can copy and paste into the terminal.

Additional resources

  • For assistance with using a username and password to register RHEL with the Subscription Manager client, see the RHEL registration assistant on the Customer Portal.

4.3.2. Registering to Red Hat with the RHEL registration assistant

The RHEL registration assistant on the Customer Portal can help you register your system to Red Hat using a username and password.

Note

To avoid exposing username and password values in a shared file, use an activation key and organization ID combination to authenticate the registration process.

Additional resources

  • For assistance with using a username and password to register RHEL with the Subscription Manager client, see the RHEL registration assistant on the Customer Portal.