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2.4. Uninstalling an IdM Server

At domain level 0, the procedure is different. See Section D.3.6, “Removing a Replica”.


  • Before uninstalling a server that serves as a certificate authority (CA), key recovery authority (KRA), or DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) server, make sure these services are running on another server in the domain.
    Removing the last replica that serves as a CA, KRA, or DNSSEC server can seriously disrupt the Identity Management functionality.


To uninstall
  1. On another server, use the ipa server-del command to delete from the topology:
    [root@another_server ~]# ipa server-del
  2. On, use the ipa-server-install --uninstall command:
    [root@server ~]# ipa-server-install --uninstall
  3. Make sure all name server (NS) DNS records pointing to are deleted from your DNS zones. This applies regardless of whether you use integrated DNS managed by IdM or external DNS.