Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50777
registration is impossible using rhn_register and an existing account
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:50:09 EST
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Description of problem:
According to the menu options inside rhn_register, if you have an existing
Redhat Network account, you are asked to enter the username and password
Instead of adding the system to the account as expected, the rhn_register
script comes back saying "user already exists".
This makes it impossible to use rhn_register on any machine other than when
the RHN account is first created, rendering the rhn_register script pretty
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run rhn_register
2. Get to Step 2: Register a User Account
3. Enter an existing username and password
4. Observe error "ERROR: This username is already taken"
Expected Results: The rhn_register should have registered the system with
the existing account.
The system will give this error if you provide an existing username, but a
different password from the one that we have on record. What username are you
seeing this with?
The username being used is "minfrin". The password being used is the same
password that works to get into the RHN website.
I have to admit that I'm at a loss here. I cannot replicate this problem in our
lab no matter what I try. The only thing that I can recommend is that you
verify that you are using the same password to log into https://rhn.redhat.com
as you are using under rhn_register. In addition, run 'rhn_register --config
--nox' and confirm that serverURL is set to https://www.rhns.redhat.com/XMLRPC