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Chapter 13. Determining whether manual activation of the subscriptions service is necessary

The subscriptions service must be activated to begin tracking usage for the Red Hat account for your organization. The activation process can be automatic or manual.

Procedure

Review the following tasks that activate the subscriptions service automatically. If someone in your organization has completed one or more of these tasks, manual activation of the subscriptions service is not needed.

  • Purchasing a pay-as-you-go On-Demand subscription for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform or Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated through Red Hat Marketplace. As the pay-as-you-go clusters begin reporting usage through OpenShift Cluster Manager and the monitoring stack, the subscriptions service activates automatically for the organization.
  • Purchasing a pay-as-you-go On-Demand subscription for Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka through Red Hat Marketplace. As the Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka instances begin reporting usage through the monitoring stack, the subscriptions service activates automatically for the organization.
  • Creating an Amazon Web Services source through the sources application in the Hybrid Cloud Console with the RHEL management bundle selected. The process of creating the source also activates the subscriptions service. In addition, this process activates the public cloud metering tool for the subscriptions service, a tool that enables high-precision data collection for your RHEL based Amazon Web Services instances.
  • Creating a Microsoft Azure source through the sources application in the Hybrid Cloud Console with the RHEL management bundle selected. The process of creating the source also activates the subscriptions service.

These tasks, especially purchasing tasks, are frequently performed by a user that has the organization administrator (org admin) role in the Red Hat organization. The source creation tasks must be performed by a user with the Sources administrator role in the role-based access control (RBAC) system for the Hybrid Cloud Console. Beginning in September 2021, the Red Hat Customer Portal organization administrator (org admin) account role for an organization no longer has sufficient permissions to create sources.