Kroon PC, Peter via FreeIPA-users wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm working on updating my freeipa server from rocky 8 to 9. I'm playing 
> around with a virtual machines as playground server and client, since I'd 
> rather not break my everything right away. As part of this, I first installed 
> ipa-server version 4.10.2-8.el9_3 on the server. Then I did an ipa-restore 
> with a backup from my production ipa server (rocky 8, 
> 4.9.12-11.module+el8.9.0+1652+4ee71f6a), followed by an ipa-server-upgrade. 
> All is well so far (I think).

I don't know how you achieved this. ipa-restore attempts to prevent
using restore as a backdoor upgrade mechanism.

> The client is running Debian bookworm with backports, where the latest 
> ipa-client version is 4.9.11-1. Then, I went with the usual 
> ipa-client-install --no-ntp, which fails with "Joining realm failed: Failed 
> to parse result: PrincipalName not found." after retrieving the CA cert.
> The logs don't tell me much more, but the --debug flag does. It negotiates a 
> JSON-RPC response, in which it says '{... "principal": "", 
> ...}'. I note that principal != PrincipalName. Also note, that on the server, 
> the host /is/ added.
> So I guess my question is: how much version skew between server and client is 
> supported?

Plenty. There isn't much to client enrollment and the API hasn't changed
significantly in a long time.

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