Using RHN Groups to manage systems and account permissions on RHN Classic

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Network Classic

Issue

  • How can groups on Red Hat Network Classic be used to control users' access?

Resolution

You will be able to do this using the steps below (there is two particular sections; system side and user):

  • To add systems to a group:
1. Log into the Customer Portal (access.redhat.com)
2. Click on "Subscriptions" in the top bar, then click on "All Registered Systems" under "RHN Classic Management"
3. In the left menu, in the section for "Management," select "System Groups"
4. On the top right corner, select 'create new group' 
5. After creating a group you can click on a system with the Management entitlement (this is needed if the system will be in a group)
6. In the sub-menu select "Groups"
7. You will now be able to see "List/Leave" and "Join." Select "Join"
8. Now you will be able to join the desired groups this system will be a part of
  • To add permissions to users for a particular group:
1. Log into the Customer Portal (access.redhat.com)
2. Click on "Subscriptions" in the top bar, then click on "All Registered Systems" under "RHN Classic Management"
3. In the left menu, in the section for "Management," select "System Groups"
4. Click on the desired System Group and then click on the "Admins" tab.
5. Select the users that should have access to the System Group and click "Update" button.
  • At this point only particular users given permission to this group will be able to do anything with those systems. The Organization Administrator(s) can also see every system still.

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