Register Clients to a Proxy with the Web UI

You can register Salt clients to the SUSE Manager Proxy using the Web UI.

A bootstrap repository is needed for non-SLE clients in general and for SLE clients before version 15. A bootstrap repository offers packages for installing Salt on clients and for registering Salt or traditional clients. For information about creating a bootstrap repository, see Bootstrap Repository.

Procedure: Registering Clients to a Proxy with the Web UI
  1. In the SUSE Manager Web UI, navigate to Systems  Bootstrapping.

  2. In the Host field, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the client to be bootstrapped.

  3. In the SSH Port field, type the SSH port number to use to connect and bootstrap the client. By default, the SSH port is 22.

  4. In the User field, type the username to log in to the client. By default, the username is root.

  5. In the Authentication Method field, select the authentication method to use for bootstrapping the client.

    • For password authentication, in the Password field, type password to log in to the client.

    • For SSH Private key authentication, enter the private key and the associated passphrase. The key is only stored for as long as the bootstrapping process takes to complete.

  6. In the Activation Key field, select the activation key that is associated with the software channel you want to use to bootstrap the client.

  7. In the Proxy field, select the proxy server you want to register to.

  8. By default, the Disable SSH Strict Key Host Checking checkbox is selected. This allows the bootstrap process to automatically accept SSH host keys without requiring you to manually authenticate.

  9. OPTIONAL: Check the Manage System Completely via SSH checkbox. If you check this option, the client is configured to use SSH for its connection to the server, and no other connection method is configured.

  10. Click Bootstrap to begin registration.

When the bootstrap process has completed, your client is listed at Systems  System List.