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16.5. Disabling and Re-enabling Service Entries

Active services can be accessed by other services, hosts, and users within the domain. There can be situations when it is necessary to remove a host or a service from activity. However, deleting a service or a host removes the entry and all the associated configuration, and it removes it permanently.

16.5.1. Disabling Service Entries

Disabling a service prevents domain users from access it without permanently removing it from the domain. This can be done by using the service-disable command.
For a service, specify the principal for the service. For example:
[jsmith@ipaserver ~]$ kinit admin
[jsmith@ipaserver ~]$ ipa service-disable HTTP/server.example.com

Important

Disabling a host entry not only disables that host. It disables every configured service on that host as well.

16.5.2. Re-enabling Services

Disabling a service essentially kills its current, active keytabs. Removing the keytabs effectively removes the service from the IdM domain without otherwise touching its configuration entry.
To re-enable a service, simply use the ipa-getkeytab command. The -s option sets which IdM server to request the keytab, -p gives the principal name, and -k gives the file to which to save the keytab.
For example, requesting a new HTTP keytab:
[root@ipaserver ~]# ipa-getkeytab -s ipaserver.example.com -p HTTP/server.example.com -k /etc/httpd/conf/krb5.keytab -e aes256-cts