Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821760
incomprehensible rhn_register UI
Last modified: 2012-09-18 04:25:51 EDT
Created attachment 584672 [details]
screenshot of the problem
Description of problem:
Trying to register my system to RHN, I got some strange errors about needing SSL certificate. In the end, I have found that I've just entered wrong address, following the schema outlined by the dialogue box ...
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Please see the attached screenshot.
It says "You may connect your system to Red Hat Network (https://rhn.redhat.com/) or ..." - note the "https://rhn.redhat.com/" form of the URL
It also says "Example: https://satellite.example.com"
Yet when I've used the URL in form "https://rhn.on.my.server" it hasn't worked and I got a message about needing to provide correct SSL certificate.
After providing the URL in the same form as the value of serverURL in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date , i.e. "https://xmlrpc.rhn.on.my.server/XMLRPC", it just magically worked.
This is pretty confusing.
Also the error message doesn't help - at first, I've tried to remove "s" from https, trying unsecured connection ... yet I still got a message about wrong SSL certificate! - How is that possible to have wrong certificate when SSL should not be involved at all?
It'd be more helpful to report something like that the XMLRPC interface could not have been reached (not found) instead of asking for SSL certificate when none is needed.
Terribly sorry, but I'm not able to reproduce any of the issues mentioned
in the opening comment.
When I enter
into the dialog box, rhn_register nicely appends '/XMLRPC' to it.
When I enter
into the dialog box, rhn_register proceeds nicely without appending anything.
When I use SSL and do not have the valid CA certificate in place, rhn_register
asks me for correct certificate.
When I use http://... schema, rhn_register does not ask for any certificate
This is all with rhn-client-tools-1.0.0-87.el6.
I'm closing this with worksforme, you're welcome to re-open with an explanation,
should you disagree.