Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1297724
Document that the API is available on the Capsule on port 8443
Last modified: 2016-04-27 20:07:12 EDT
Section Number and Name:
wherever fits best
Describe the issue:
The docs currently only talk about talking HTTPS to the Satellite machine if one needs the API and do not mention how the API can be accessed via the Capsule. The naïve user would try to talk HTTPS (on port 443) to the Capsule too and fail as the proxy is on port 8443.
Suggestions for improvement:
Document the API ports for Satellite as being 443 and Capsule as being 8443.
Another solution could be to proxy the API on 443, not sure what's best here.
Assigning to David for review.
Assigning Peter as the QA contact.
JFTR for everyone implementing this (and this probably should also go to the docs). You can read the correct port needed from /etc/rhsm/rhsm.conf* in "port" of the "server" section. Thus this can be fully automated and does not need any guessing about "who to speak to".
*obviously, only if the machine is subscribed to Satellite/Capsule
Author: David O'Brien <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Feb 16 12:49:07 2016 +1000
bz1297724 Expand example and description on API access.
Included #c5 in BZ about modifying URL to include port number.
Included #c6 about determining port numbers from rhsm.conf file.
Thanks Peter and Evgeni. I've made that minor patch and merged it all into master.
This content is now live on the Customer Portal.