"Error validating satellite certificate" error during Red Hat Satellite install

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  • At the end of the installation for Red Hat Satellite, the following error when activating the Red Hat Satellite certificate is given:
Error validating satellite certificate: 1

There was a problem validating the satellite certificate: 1
  • rhn-satellite-activate fails with ERROR: unhandled exception occurred and at the traceback says socket.timeout: timed out


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Satellite

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