Why do I get "Your satellite certificate signature is not valid." when attempting to activate a Red Hat Satellite certificate I generated through the Customer Portal?

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Issue

  • After obtaining a Red Hat Satellite certificate through the Customer Portal tool the certificate fails to activate with the following error message:
[root@satellite ~]# rhn-satellite-activate --sanity-only --verbose --rhn-cert=/tmp/new_rhn.cert
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-Dc5ukr'
RHN Management Satellite Entitlement Certificate failed to validate.
MORE INFORMATION:
  Return value: 3
  Standard-out: Error: Your satellite certificate signature is not valid.  Please contact your support representative.

  Standard-error: gpg: Signature made Mon Oct  7 16:06:30 2013 CEST using DSA key ID 06947932
gpg: BAD signature from "Red Hat Network (Satellite Certificate Signing Key) <rhn-feedback@redhat.com>"


ERROR: RHN Entitlement Certificate failed to validate.

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