Alexander Bokovoy via FreeIPA-users wrote:
> On ti, 13 kesä 2017, Chris Dagdigian via FreeIPA-users wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Fixing a topology and replication issue caused my IDM infrastructure
>> to forget about roughly 30 enrolled client hosts.
>>
>> Though this would be trivial to fix via an ansible playbook that runs
>> the IPA client install command again with the "--force-join" argument.
> Force join is for the case when you want ipa-join utility to repeat join
> process on the server side. This just ignores the fact that host object
> does exist in LDAP and allows to continue to regenerate a keytab.
> 
> It does not mean ipa-client-install would reconfigure the client side.
> 
> If you want really to re-do install, run 'ipa-client-install --uninstall
> --force' and then 'ipa-client-install --force-join'.
> 
> The check for already installed client cannot be overridden right now.

Right but this is exactly the opposite of what the man page and the v3
design document states [1], hence the need for a bug.

rob

[1] http://www.freeipa.org/page/V3/Forced_client_re-enrollment


>>
>> Manpage and docs suggest this should work. Any tips or help appreciated!
>>
>> Software:
>>
>> ipa-common-4.4.0-14.el7.centos.7.noarch
>> ipa-client-common-4.4.0-14.el7.centos.7.noarch
>> ipa-client-4.4.0-14.el7.centos.7.x86_64
>>
>>
>> Error when I try to re-enroll the client:
>>
>> [root@deawilldpp06 centos]#
>> [root@deawilldpp06 centos]# ipa-client-install --force-join
>> --mkhomedir --unattended --password=XXXX --principal YYYY --server
>> deawilidmp001.ZZZZ.org --domain WWWWW.org
>>
>> IPA client is already configured on this system.
>> If you want to reinstall the IPA client, uninstall it first using
>> 'ipa-client-install --uninstall'.
>> [root@deawilldpp06 centos]#
>> [root@deawilldpp06 centos]#
>>
>>
>>
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