403 Forbidden When Attempting To Access Satellite Content

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • Users are receiving "403 Forbidden" errors when trying to access content from the satellite.  Examples:

    $ curl -k  https://satellite.example.com/pub/katello-ca-consumer-latest.noarch.rpm
    <title>403 Forbidden</title>
    <p>You don't have permission to access /pub/katello-ca-consumer-latest.noarch.rpm
    on this server.</p>
    $ podman pull satellite.example.com:5000/imageexample:v3
    Trying to pull repository satellite.example.com:5000/imageexample ...
    Pulling repository satellite.example.com:5000/imageexample
    Error: Status 403 trying to pull repository imageexample: "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC \"-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN\">\n<html><head>\n<title>403 Forbidden</title>\n</head><body>\n<ℎ1>Forbidden</ℎ1>\n<ρ>You don't have permission to access /v1/repositories/imageexample/images\non this server.</ρ>\n</body></html>\n"
  • The above happens when using a web browser, curl, yum and pulling container images with podman or docker.
  • The solution in [Satellite 6] Downloading katello-ca-consumer-latest.noarch.rpm or bootstrap.py results in a 403 was done but did not help.


  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • A proxy is between the satellite and clients trying to access it.

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