Acceptable Use Policy

Red Hat is providing You with access to certain Red Hat Services (which may include software, networking, and other computing resources) (collectively, the “Red Hat Platform”) for Your lawful consumption and use in conformance with their intended use (as generally described on the relevant Red Hat website associated with the particular Red Hat Service). In connection with the Red Hat Services, You and/or your users may provide or use “Content” (as defined in the Services Agreement) in connection with the Red Hat Platform. Your use of the Red Hat Platform, including Content, is subject to the restrictions set forth in this Acceptable Use Policy, in addition to the terms of Your agreement with Red Hat (Your “Services Agreement”). Red Hat may change or modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time and for any reason by posting a new version of this Policy at You are responsible for monitoring this site and ensuring you are aware of the current terms. If you violate this Acceptable Use Policy, we may suspend or terminate your access to the Red Hat Platform. Set forth below are examples of prohibited conduct and Content in order to assist you in your use. Please note, however, that this list below is not exhaustive and you should follow the overriding principles contained in each section below.

No Illegal, Harmful or Obscene Content

Your use of the Red Hat Platform is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree not to violate such laws and/or regulations. In addition, you agree not to post, distribute, promote, facilitate or transmit any of the following through use of the Red Hat Platform:

No Illegal, Abusive or Harmful Actions

We are providing access to the Red Hat Platform for the purposes generally described on the Red Hat website relevant to the specific Red Hat Services and not for the purpose of interfering with other users' enjoyment or to harass third parties. For these reasons, you are prohibited from actions such as the following:

While we strive to make our service as useful as possible, we don't support all workload profiles on the OpenShift Online free service. Distributed processing or other activities that continuously exhaust a specific resource (e.g. CPU, Network, Memory) are not allowed. Applications are allowed to consume available resources for a short period of time, but not continuously. If you have questions about your use case, feel free to contact us.

No Prohibited Access or Security Breaches

You may not use the Red Hat Platform in any manner that would compromise or violate the security of the Red Hat Platform or other users of the Red Hat Platform, including but not limited to engaging in any of the following:

Monitoring & Reporting

Red Hat encourages you to report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to Red Hat immediately. Red Hat has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Your activity and Content to determine compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy. Red Hat has the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on a Red Hat website or other Red Hat Platform resource that we find to be in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or is otherwise objectionable. You are solely responsible for Your activities and any Content you post, transmit or otherwise make available on a Red Hat website or other Red Hat Platform resource. You acknowledge and agree that Red Hat does not have any liability for any action or inaction with respect to Your conduct, communication or posting on a Red Hat website or other Red Hat Platform resource. We may report any activity that we believe may violate any law to law enforcement, regulators or other relevant third parties.

Remote Security Testing

Remote security testing (aka penetration testing) is only allowed, if users received advanced approval from Red Hat by requesting *and submitting* a Remote Security Testing approval form via email to

Last Updated April 15, 2013