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h1. Common Issues

h2. I can't login with the 'admin' account and 'rake permissions:reset' gives me an error.

Your account was created without an FQDN email address. Login to your SQL server and run "update users set mail='' where login='admin';"

h2. I'm getting a 400 from my foreman-proxy when trying to:

h3. Allocate DHCP addresses.

Make sure both dhcpd.conf and the dhcp leases file are both readable by your foreman-proxy user.

h3. Run Puppet CA

Puppet needs special sudo permissions. Pay close attention to the manual at this section - - specifically, "Puppet Certificate Authority Section".

h1. Other FAQ

h2. Does Foreman support Puppet 3?

Support for Puppet 3 has been added in Foreman 1.1 (proxy and web UI). The [[PuppetThreeWorkarounds]] page has additional details.

h2. How does Foreman work with PuppetDB?

Foreman does not use PuppetDB, nor does PuppetDB use Foreman. While they can both be used at the same time if you wish, there is no integration between these two tools.

In the past Foreman used to use the ActiveRecord based Storeconfigs setup, to access facts but this is now deprecated (see [[Puppet Facts]] for the correct way to configure this now).

Reports can now be stored in PuppetDB (since version 1.1.0) but Foreman uses its own report storage to present reports to you, and will not use the reports stored in PuppetDB.

If you wish to use an alternative to PuppetDB exported resources, you can utilize foreman search API - see "This Blog Entry":

h2. I'm not using Storeconfigs, how can I still use Foreman?

See [[Puppet Facts]]

h2. I'm using Storeconfigs, how can I populate various settings in Foreman that are required for hands free (unattended) installations?

See [[Puppet Facts]]

h2. I don't want to use Foreman for unattended installations can I disable it?

see [[Unattended_installations#Deactivation]]

h2. How can I migrate from an other External Node Classifier to Foreman ?

see [[External Nodes#Import-your-external-node-setup-from-an-older-external-node-setup]]

h2. How do I configure my database ?

see [[Database configuration]]

h2. Can I switch from SQLite to MySQL and keep my data ?

see [[Database_configuration]]

h2. How do I start a Rails Console?


cd /usr/share/foreman
rails console

or if you use RHEL6

scl enable ruby193 "rails console"

Warning: Make a backup of your data if you are going to commit any data changes via console.

What about other operating systems?

see [[Other_operating_system]]

h2. Will Foreman manage non OpenSource services (e.g. DNS/DHCP etc) ?

Yes! we understand that many enterprises relay on non opensource infrastrucutre as well. We support MS DNS and DHCP services
If you have any additional requirements, please enter a feature request.

h2. Whats planned for the next major release?

See the "roadmap":

If you want additional features, please open a new feature request "here": !

h2. I want to contribute, how can I do ?

see [[Contribute]]