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Problem Definition

Almost every Linux user has encounter the following error message on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server, while trying to install a software package by using dnf command.

# dnf update -y
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Unable to read consumer identity
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Error: There are no enabled repos.

Many Linux users think that, there must be a Red Hat subscription cost and they prefer to switch to other free Linux distro.

Up-till now the most preferred choice of RHEL based users is the CentOS Linux, that was the largest community supported, free and 100% binary compatible fork of RHEL.

As the CentOS Linux is discontinued and the CentOS 8 alternatives are currently on the way such as AlmaLinux (Beta Released) and RockyLinux. Most users are now sticked with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Luckily, The vendor is now offering 1 year free Redhat subscription for up to 16 Computer systems to Individuals.

Free Redhat Subscription Page
Free Redhat Subscription Page

In this article, we will show you how simple it is to get one year free Redhat subscription for your RHEL 8 server.

Sign Up for a Red Hat Developer Account

First of all you are required to create a Red Hat developer account.

You can sign up for a Red Hat Developer account free of cost at their official website.

Create a Red hat Account
Create a Red hat Developer Account

After successful sign up with Red Hat, you should note down your Developer login credentials. You will need these credentials later to register your RHEL server with Red Hat Subscription Manager.

Acquire Free Redhat Subscription

Connect to your RHEL 8 server as root user by using a ssh client.

The necessary commands to interact with Red Hat Subscription Manager are already installed on standard and minimal RHEL 8 operating systems.

Execute the following command at Linux Bash prompt to initiate the Registration process for your RHEL 8 server.

# subscription-manager register
Registering to:
Username: centlinux
The system has been registered with ID: 89a88c49-fe24-46d2-9231-2723b03bb7ac
The registered system name is:

Red Hat Subscription Manager requires the Login credentials. You may use your Red Hat Developer account for this purpose.

After successful registration, execute the following command to acquire the free Redhat subscription.

# subscription-manager attach --auto
Installed Product Current Status:
Product Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Status:       Subscribed

Your system is successfully subscribed for the free Redhat subscription.

Check the details of Red Hat subscriptions on your Linux server.

# subscription-manager list
    Installed Product Status
Product Name:   Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Product ID:     479
Version:        8.0
Arch:           x86_64
Status:         Subscribed
Status Details:
Starts:         02/14/2021
Ends:           02/13/2022

Update RHEL 8 Software Packages

To test your free Redhat subscription, you can execute dnf command and update your Linux server.

Build cache for yum repositories.

# dnf makecache
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStre 244 kB/s |  25 MB     01:44
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS  242 kB/s |  27 MB     01:54
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:12 ago on Sun 14 Feb 2021 12:52:05 PM EST.
Metadata cache created.

Update RHEL 8 software packages by using dnf command.

# dnf upgrade -y

Check the updated Linux Kernel and operating system versions.

# uname -r

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 8.3 (Ootpa)

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, obtaining a one-year free Red Hat subscription is a fantastic opportunity to access enterprise-level support and updates without any cost. This subscription can significantly enhance your skills, improve your projects, and provide robust solutions for your IT needs.

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