Bug 36605 - rhn_register doesn't allow registrations to be reused
Summary: rhn_register doesn't allow registrations to be reused
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn_register
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-19 02:43 UTC by Scott Schmit
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-02 21:30:28 UTC

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Description Scott Schmit 2001-04-19 02:43:39 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686; Nav)

up2date requires that I register with rhn_register. I already did, so
I want (obviously) to use my prior username. It claims I can do that
already--I just have to put in my username and password. But if I do that,
it tells me to retype my password. So I do. It then tells me this username
is already registered (duh).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Register a username with rhn_register
2. Reset your registration info (reinstall, rm /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid,
3. use rhn_register and attempt to reuse your registration

Actual Results:  It tells me the username is already in use and I can't
reregister it.

Expected Results:  It should retrieve/reuse my registration.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2001-04-19 11:09:06 UTC
We are working on a method to allow rhn_register to read account information in
the case of re-registration.  If you are entering the username that you used the
first time, as well as the password and getting a message that the username is
already taken, that generally means that there is already an entry in the
database for that username, but with a different password.  I would suggest
going to http://www.redhat.com/network/main/login.html and clicking "Forgot Your
Password"  You can enter the username as well as the email address on the
account and we will mail you the password associated.

Comment 2 Scott Schmit 2001-04-19 15:23:31 UTC
Yeah, that was it.
Perhaps the GUI should be more clear on the difference...

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