subscription manager command fails with error "The system is unable to complete the requested transaction"

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Issue

  • Getting error The system is unable to complete the requested transaction when registering to Red Hat Customer Portal.
# subscription-manager register
Username: mylogin                                               
Password:
The system is unable to complete the requested transaction                                                               

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM)

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