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Bug 990130 - Incorrect information in "ipa help host"
Summary: Incorrect information in "ipa help host"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipa
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Martin Kosek
QA Contact: Namita Soman
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-30 12:53 UTC by Dmitri Pal
Modified: 2014-06-18 00:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ipa-3.3.0-0.2.beta2.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-06-13 13:02:32 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Dmitri Pal 2013-07-30 12:53:58 UTC
This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:

From ```ipa help host```:
A host can only be enrolled once. If a client has enrolled and needs to
be re-enrolled, the host entry must be removed and re-created. Note that
re-creating the host entry will result in all services for the host being
removed, and all SSL certificates associated with those services being

This information is outdate. The [ forced client re-enrollment] feature enables exactly that - a client can be re-enrolled without removing the host entry. The above paragraph needs to be updated with correct information with regard to client re-enrollment.

Comment 1 Martin Kosek 2013-08-06 10:32:25 UTC
Fixed upstream:

Comment 3 Scott Poore 2014-01-28 17:37:24 UTC

Version ::

Test Results ::

[root@master ~]# PAGER="cat" man ipa-client-install 2>/dev/null|grep "Re-enrollment of the host"
   Re-enrollment of the host

[root@master ~]# ipa help host|grep "A host can only be enrolled once"
[root@master ~]# 

From Man page:

   Re-enrollment of the host

       1. Host has not been un-enrolled (the ipa-client-install --uninstall  command  has  not  been
       2. The host entry has not been disabled via the ipa host-disable command.

       If this has been the case, host can be re-enrolled using the usual methods.

       There are two method of authenticating a re-enrollment:

       1.  You  can  use --force-join option with ipa-client-install command. This authenticates the
       re-enrollment using the admin's credetials provided via the -w/--password option.
       2. If providing the admin's password via the command line is not an option (e.g you  want  to
       create a script to re-enroll a host and keep the admin's password secure), you can use backed
       up keytab from the previous enrollment of this host to authenticate. See --keytab option.

       Consenquences of the re-enrollment on the host entry:

       1. A new host certificate is issued
       2. The old host certificate is revoked
       3. New SSH keys are generated
       4. ipaUniqueID is preserved

Comment 4 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 13:02:32 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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