John Moyer wrote:
> Hello All,
> 
>     I was going to promote one of my newer replica IPA servers to be the
> master of our IPA environment and noticed when following the procedures
> to do this that I'm apparently missing this file from my master IPA server:
> 
> /var/lib/ipa/ca_serialno
> 
> Is there a way to regenerate this file?
> 
>     I just made a replica like 3 weeks ago, so it definitely is the
> master, I'm just not sure why this file doesn't exist.   Looked at my
> backups from the last 3 months and it hasn't existed in that time period.

That file was the source of serial numbers for what was called selfsign
mode (now deprecated in 3.3+). It installed a file-based CA on the
initial IPA master. You needed to pass --selfsign to the installer

What docs are you working from that say you need to worry about this
file? They are likely ancient.

rob

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