On 05/10/2012 02:24 AM, Steven Jones wrote:

In case everyone else is asleep now......

Do you have access to RH documentation? the 6.3beta admin guide section 18.8
talks about why and how to make a replicate a master.

Just for completeness:
Documentation is publicly available: http://docs.redhat.com/

Documentation for IPA beta:

Documentation for latest stable IPA:


All servers and replicas which host a CA are peers in the topology. They can
all issue certificates
and keys to IPA clients, and they all replicate information amongst themselves.
The only reason to promote a replica or server to be a master server is if the
master server is
being taken offline. There has to be a root CA which can issue CRLs and
ultimately validate
certificate checks.
Aside from that, replicas, servers, and the master server are all equal peers."


Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

*From:* freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com [freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] on
behalf of David Copperfield [cao2...@yahoo.com]
*Sent:* Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:04 a.m.
*To:* Rob Crittenden; Freeipa-users@redhat.com
*Subject:* [Freeipa-users] How to rebuild IPA master?

Hi all,

I've a IPA master/replica setup in our development environment. Unfortunately
our IPA master crashed, the replica is working fine. Now I have the IPA master

What are the steps I have to follow to re-create the IPA master from running
IPA replica? Before crash the IPA master ran dogtag certificate system, while
the IPA replica didn't -- created normally without the --setup-ca option.



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