3.1 Mirroring Credentials

Before you create a local mirror of the repositories, you need appropriate organization credentials. You can get the credentials from Novell Customer Center or SUSE Customer Center, they are identical. To get the credentials from the Novell Customer Center, follow these steps:

  1. Visit Novell Customer Center at http://www.novell.com/center and log in.

  2. Click on My Products. The list of product families is shown.

  3. Expand any product family by clicking on its name. You can also expand all product families by clicking on the icon showing the arrow with two converse arrowheads (with the Expand All Product Families tool tip). Products in the expanded families are shown.

  4. Double click on any specific product in the list to show detailed information about the product.

  5. In the Downloads section, click on the Mirror Credentials link.

  6. If necessary (for example if you are accessing the page for the first time), click on the Generate button.

  7. The credentials and mirror sites will be listed. These values are the same for all users and subscriptions for a specific company.

    Figure 3-1 NU Credentials in Novell Customer Center

To get the credentials from SUSE Customer Center, follow these steps:

  1. Visit SUSE Customer Center at http://scc.suse.com and log in.

  2. Click on Organization in the top menu.

  3. Click on the Organizational credentials tab.

  4. To show the password, click on Show password.

The obtained credentials should be set with the YaST SMT Server Configuration module or manually written to the /etc/smt.conf file. For more information about the /etc/smt.conf file, see Section 7.2.1, /etc/smt.conf

To request a merge, the customer or their sales rep send an email to mailto:emea_pic@novell.com (for EMEA-based customers only—Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with the applicable customer and site IDs. The EMEA PIC team will verify the records. The contact for NALAAP is mailto:cmf@novell.com (North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific).