Satellite certificate activation fails with "unhandled internal exception: The string asciiSig is not a valid signature"

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Issue

  • Activation of a Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite certificate activation fails with the following error

    # rhn-satellite-activate -vvv --rhn-cert embry-riddle-aeronautical-university.cert 
    RHN_PARENT: satellite.rhn.redhat.com
    HTTP_PROXY: None
    HTTP_PROXY_USERNAME: None
    HTTP_PROXY_PASSWORD: <password>
    CA_CERT: /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT
    Checking cert XML sanity and GPG signature: '/usr/bin/validate-sat-cert.pl --keyring /etc/webapp-keyring.gpg /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn-entitlement-cert.xml-7520-1250698071.75958991'
    Executing: remote XMLRPC deactivation (if necessary).
    Executing: remote XMLRPC activation call.
    Error reported from RHN: <Fault -2: 'unhandled internal exception: The string asciiSig is not a valid signature'>
    ERROR: unhandled XMLRPC fault upon remote activation: <Fault -2: 'unhandled internal exception: The string asciiSig is not a valid signature'>
    
    ERROR: <Fault -2: 'unhandled internal exception: The string asciiSig is not a valid signature'>
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Network Satellite

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