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Chapter 1. Accessing Red Hat Satellite

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After Red Hat Satellite has been installed and configured, use the Satellite web UI interface to log in to Satellite for further configuration.

1.1. Importing the Katello Root CA Certificate

The first time you log in to Satellite, you might see a warning informing you that you are using the default self-signed certificate and you might not be able to connect this browser to Satellite until the root CA certificate is imported in the browser. Use the following procedure to locate the root CA certificate on Satellite and to import it into your browser.

To use the CLI instead of the Satellite web UI, see CLI Procedure.

Prerequisite

  • Your Red Hat Satellite is installed and configured.

Procedure

  1. Identify the fully qualified domain name of your Satellite Server:

    # hostname -f
  2. Access the pub directory on your Satellite Server using a web browser pointed to the fully qualified domain name:

    https://satellite.example.com/pub
  3. When you access Satellite for the first time, an untrusted connection warning displays in your web browser. Accept the self-signed certificate and add the Satellite URL as a security exception to override the settings. This procedure might differ depending on the browser being used. Ensure that the Satellite URL is valid before you accept the security exception.
  4. Select katello-server-ca.crt.
  5. Import the certificate into your browser as a certificate authority and trust it to identify websites.

CLI Procedure

  1. From the Satellite CLI, copy the katello-server-ca.crt file to the machine you use to access the Satellite web UI:

    # scp /var/www/html/pub/katello-server-ca.crt username@hostname:remotefile
  2. In the browser, import the katello-server-ca.crt certificate as a certificate authority and trust it to identify websites.

1.2. Logging in to Satellite

Use the web user interface to log in to Satellite for further configuration.

Prerequisite

Procedure

  1. Access Satellite Server using a web browser pointed to the fully qualified domain name:

    https://satellite.example.com/
  2. Enter the user name and password created during the configuration process. If a user was not created during the configuration process, the default user name is admin. If you have problems logging in, you can reset the password. For more information, see Section 1.5, “Resetting the Administrative User Password”.

1.4. Changing the Password

These steps show how to change your password.

Procedure

  1. Click your user name at the top right corner.
  2. Select My Account from the menu.
  3. In the Current Password field, enter the current password.
  4. In the Password field, enter a new password.
  5. In the Verify field, enter the new password again.
  6. Click the Submit button to save your new password.

1.5. Resetting the Administrative User Password

Use the following procedures to reset the administrative password to randomly generated characters or to set a new administrative password.

To Reset the Administrative User Password

  1. Log in to the base operating system where Satellite Server is installed.
  2. Enter the following command to reset the password:

    # foreman-rake permissions:reset
    Reset to user: admin, password: qwJxBptxb7Gfcjj5
  3. Use this password to reset the password in the Satellite web UI.
  4. Edit the ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml file on Satellite Server to add the new password:

    # vi ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml

Unless you update the ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml file, you cannot use the new password with Hammer CLI.

To Set a New Administrative User Password

  1. Log in to the base operating system where Satellite Server is installed.
  2. To set the password, enter the following command:

    # foreman-rake permissions:reset password=new_password
  3. Edit the ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml file on Satellite Server to add the new password:

    # vi ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml

Unless you update the ~/.hammer/cli.modules.d/foreman.yml file, you cannot use the new password with Hammer CLI.

1.6. Setting a Custom Message on the Login Page

Procedure

  1. In the Satellite web UI, navigate to Administer > Settings, and click the General tab.
  2. Click the edit button next to Login page footer text, and enter the desired text to be displayed on the login page. For example, this text may be a warning message required by your company.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Log out of the Satellite web UI and verify that the custom text is now displayed on the login page below the Satellite version number.
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