Use hammer in Red Hat Satellite 6 without a password

To use hammer without a password, we have to store the credentials in a file under the users home directory.

On the server you have hammer installed create a file called ~/.hammer/cli_config.yml

$ mkdir -p ~/.hammer/log
$ vi ~/.hammer/cli_config.yml

Add the following content, replacing USERNAME and PASSWORD with the username and password for the satellite host specified by HOSTNAME.

    :interactive: true
    :per_page: 200
    :history_file:  '~/.hammer/history'
    :host: 'https://HOSTNAME/'
    :username: USERNAME
    :password: PASSWORD
:log_dir: '~/.hammer/log'
:log_level: 'error'

Now we need to lock down access to the file by setting the permissions to the owner only.

$ chmod 600 ~/.hammer/cli_config.yml

You can now use hammer without specifying the username and password each time.


Use hammer in Red Hat Satellite 6 without a password

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