Oracle uses support credentials and network connectivity information that is collected before or during an installation or upgrade to associate product registration with a specific user account. Support credentials can also be provided after an installation by using the regadm auth command. See Authenticating a User by Specifying Named Support Credentials. If no support credentials or network connectivity information is specified, the Auto Registration process assumes a direct HTTP network connection (no proxy), and the registration is anonymous.
To register your system by specifying support credentials, you must have either a valid My Oracle Support account or a valid Sun Online account. Support credentials consist of a user name and password that enable you to authenticate to Oracle's support portal and the Oracle Product Registration System.
For information about obtaining a My Oracle Support account, go to http://www.oracle.com/support/premier/myoraclesupport.html.
For information about obtaining a Sun Online account, go to https://reg.sun.com/register.
Before or during an installation or upgrade
Before an automatic installation or upgrade (by using either a network installation or Oracle Solaris JumpStart), you can provide support credentials by adding the new auto_reg keyword to your sysidcfg file. The same keyword can be used to set up an anonymous registration or to disable the Auto Registration feature. If you do not add the auto_reg keyword to the sysidcfg file, you are prompted to provide your support credentials during the installation or upgrade process.
During an interactive installation or upgrade, you are prompted for your support credentials. Or, you can register anonymously. During an interactive installation or upgrade, you can also provide network configuration information, such as the proxy server and proxy port.
During an installation or upgrade, you can use the new Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade -k command option to provide your support credentials and proxy information, or to register anonymously.
For more information about providing support credentials before or during an installation, see Oracle Solaris Auto Registration in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.
After an installation or upgrade
After an installation, you can use the regadm command to transition a system from being anonymously registered to fully-registered by providing named support credentials. You can also use the regadm command to provide network configuration information, such as proxy server and proxy port. For more information, see Authenticating a User by Specifying Named Support Credentials.