RHEL7 IPA with DNS and without CA. Initial installation was done using
--http-cert-file, --dirsrv-cert-file with certificates from an issuer A.
For a number of reasons replica must be created with certificates from
an issuer B.
A bundle consisting of key, server certificate and a full certificate
chain provided by the issuer B is prepared as replica.crt
IPA Replica file created as
--http-cert-file=replica.crt --dirsrv-pin=key_pass --http-pin=key_pass
--ip-address=n.n.n.n --password=manager_pass replica_host_name
no errors/warnings during above process.
Resulting file transferred to a new clean system and launched as
# ipa-replica-install --setup-dns --auto-forwarders --mkhomedir
Directory Manager (existing master) password:
Checking DNS forwarders, please wait ...
Run connection check to master
Connection check OK
Adding [n.n.n.n replica_host_name] to your /etc/hosts file
Configuring NTP daemon (ntpd)
[1/4]: stopping ntpd
[2/4]: writing configuration
[3/4]: configuring ntpd to start on boot
[4/4]: starting ntpd
Done configuring NTP daemon (ntpd).
Configuring directory server (dirsrv). Estimated time: 1 minute
[1/42]: creating directory server user
[2/42]: creating directory server instance
[3/42]: updating configuration in dse.ldif
[4/42]: restarting directory server
[5/42]: adding default schema
[6/42]: enabling memberof plugin
[7/42]: enabling winsync plugin
[8/42]: configuring replication version plugin
[9/42]: enabling IPA enrollment plugin
[10/42]: enabling ldapi
[11/42]: configuring uniqueness plugin
[12/42]: configuring uuid plugin
[13/42]: configuring modrdn plugin
[14/42]: configuring DNS plugin
[15/42]: enabling entryUSN plugin
[16/42]: configuring lockout plugin
[17/42]: configuring topology plugin
[18/42]: creating indices
[19/42]: enabling referential integrity plugin
[20/42]: configuring ssl for ds instance
[21/42]: configuring certmap.conf
[22/42]: configure autobind for root
[23/42]: configure new location for managed entries
[24/42]: configure dirsrv ccache
[25/42]: enabling SASL mapping fallback
[26/42]: restarting directory server
[27/42]: setting up initial replication
Starting replication, please wait until this has completed.
Update in progress, 15 seconds elapsed
[master_host_name] reports: Update failed! Status: [-11 - LDAP error:
[error] RuntimeError: Failed to start replication
Your system may be partly configured.
Run /usr/sbin/ipa-server-install --uninstall to clean up.
ipa.ipapython.install.cli.install_tool(Replica): ERROR Failed to
ipa.ipapython.install.cli.install_tool(Replica): ERROR The
ipa-replica-install command failed. See /var/log/ipareplica-install.log
for more information
Log file does not list any obvious errors other then full call stack
which tell me nothing, I can post it here if helps.
Both machines run no firewall and are on the same subnet.
Additional problems noticed during cleanup attempt:
# /usr/sbin/ipa-server-install --uninstall
This is a NON REVERSIBLE operation and will delete all data and
Are you sure you want to continue with the uninstall procedure? [no]: yes
Replication agreements with the following IPA masters found:
master_host_name. Removing any replication agreements before
uninstalling the server is strongly recommended. You can remove replication
agreements by running the following command on any other IPA master:
$ ipa-replica-manage del replica_host_name
Are you sure you want to continue with the uninstall procedure? [no]:
Aborting uninstall operation.
Going to master and running
$ ipa-replica-manage del replica_host_name
Connection to 'replica_host_name' failed: cannot connect to
'ldaps://replica_host_name:636': TLS error -8172:Peer's certificate
issuer has been marked as not trusted by the user.
Unable to delete replica 'replica_host_name'
I attempted to provide --cacert=full_path_to_issuer_B_bundle option but
nothing changed. As a matter of fact providing invalid file name to
--cacert does not raise any error. Strace output confirm that file
listed in --cacert is not Only appending the bundle to /etc/ipa/ca.crt
resolved TLS errors.
Please advise how I can find root cause of LDAP error: Connect error.
I have a suspicion that master LDAP can't connect to replica LDAP for
above mentioned TLS reason.
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