Get Started

This guide outlines the basic installation method for Red Hat Certificate System.

  1. Install the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version with an active network connection.
  2. Subscribe the system to the Red Hat subscription management service:

    # subscription-manager register

  3. List all available pool IDs:

    # subscription-manager list --available --all

  4. Attach a pool ID to the system that provides the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux", "Red Hat Directory Server", and "Red Hat Certificate System" products:

    # subscription-manager attach --pool=POOL_ID

    You can either attach one pool ID that provides all required products at once, or you can attach multiple pool IDs.

  5. Enable the required repositories:

    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms --enable=rhel-7-server-rhds-10-rpms --enable=rhel-7-server-rhcmsys-9-rpms --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

  6. Install the directory server packages:

    # yum install redhat-ds

  7. Run the directory server installation script, selecting the defaults or customizing as desired:

    # /usr/sbin/

  8. Install the certificate system packages:

    # yum install redhat-pki

  9. Run the pkispawn script to create and configure the subsystem instances. For additional details, see the pkispawn man page.
  10. To access the agent interface of various Red Hat Certificate System subsystems, use a properly configured local or remote Mozilla Firefox web browser. See Red Hat Certificate System 9 Release Notes for more details.