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Channels are RPM repositories releated to products, add-ons or modules.
SUSE products contains a pool and an update channels
Pool channels do not change
Update channels can change
An activation key is a group of configuration settings with a label.
This information is passed on to all systems registered with a key.
Each activation key is bound to the organization for which it has been created.
Activation keys may be used with traditional clients or with Salt clients.
An activation key can specify:
System Types (Traditionally called Add-on Entitlements)
Packages to be Installed
System Group Assignment