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Registration aborts with "invalid protocol https is required"

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3

Situation

After switching the registration URL from a local SMT server to secure-www.novell.com in /etc/suseRegister.conf the registration process fails with:
Invalid protocol(http://secure-www.novell.com/center/regsvc/?command=listproducts&lang=en-US&version=1.0). https is required.

Resolution

This issue may be experienced if the trailing / in the URL is missing. The correct settings for /etc/suseRegister.conf are:
url = https://secure-www.novell.com/center/regsvc/

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7011328
  • Creation Date:08-NOV-12
  • Modified Date:24-APR-14
    • SUSESubscription Management Tool
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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