Enabling or synchronizing any satellite-tools repository for RHEL 8 fails with error "403 Forbidden" in Red Hat Satellite 6

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Users are unable to enable any new Satellite Tools repository or re-synchronize an already enabled one and the following errors were noticed.

    CDN loading error: access forbidden to https://cdn.redhat.com:443/content/dist/layered/rhel8/x86_64/sat-tools/6.9/os/repodata/repomd.xml
  • The issue is not Satellite version specific but specific to Satellite Tools repositories for RHEL 8 only.


Red Hat Satellite 6

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