subscription-manager: Why am I unable to download some content (like FasTrack) or getting 'too many content sets for certificate' error?

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Issue

  • Unable to download certain packages (like FasTrack) when using subscription manager
  • Problem registering or subscribing due to cert error: 'Too many content sets for certificate. A newer client may be available to address this problem.'
  • The Red Hat Network Tools(rhn-tools) repository is not available on RHEL 5/6.
  • Not able to attach some subscriptions (such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Site Subscription (Server, Desktop, Workstation, POWER)), or above a number of subscriptions, to Subscription Asset Management Organization

Environment

  • Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • RHEL 5.7
    • RHEL 5.8
    • RHEL 5.9
    • RHEL 6.1
    • RHEL 6.2
    • RHEL 6.3
    • RHEL 6.4
  • Red Hat Customer Portal / Subscription Asset Management (SAM) Organization, SAM versions 1.2 and earlier

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