Registering Ubuntu 20.04 Clients
This section contains information about registering Salt clients running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating systems.
SUSE Manager supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, and 20.04 LTS clients using Salt. For information about registering Salt clients running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS, see client-configuration:clients-ubuntu-old.adoc.
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Ubuntu is supported for Salt clients only. Traditional clients are not supported.
Bootstrapping is supported for starting Ubuntu clients and performing initial state runs such as setting repositories and performing profile updates.
However, the root user on Ubuntu is disabled by default, so to use bootstrapping, you require an existing user with
sudo privileges for Python.
Before you register Ubuntu clients to your SUSE Manager Server, check that you have the Ubuntu product enabled, and the required channels are fully synchronized.
The products you need for this procedure are:
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Ubuntu channels can be very large. Synchronization can sometimes take several hours.
The root user on Ubuntu is disabled by default.
You can enable it by editing the
On the client, edit the
sudoaccess to the user by adding this line at the end of the
<user>with the name of the user that is bootstrapping the client in the Web UI:
<user> ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/python, /usr/bin/python2, /usr/bin/python3
This procedure grants root access without requiring a password, which is required for registering the client.
When the client is successfully installed it runs with root privileges, so the access is no longer required.
We recommend that you remove the line from the
To register your Ubuntu clients, you need a bootstrap repository. By default, bootstrap repositories are automatically created, and regenerated daily for all synchronized products. You can manually create the bootstrap repository from the command prompt, using this command:
For more information on registering your clients, see client-configuration:registration-overview.adoc.