Chapter 8. Renaming an IdM server

You cannot change the host name of an existing Identity Management (IdM) server. However, you can replace the server with a replica of a different name.


  1. Install a new replica that will replace the existing server, ensuring the replica has the required host name and IP address. For details, see Chapter 17, Installing an IdM replica.


    If the server you are uninstalling is a certificate revocation list (CRL) master server, make another server the CRL master server before proceeding. For details how this is done in the context of a migration procedure, see Stopping CRL generation on RHEL 7 and redirecting CRL requests to RHEL 8 and Starting CRL generation on RHEL 8.

  2. Stop the existing IdM server instance.

    [root@old_server ~]# ipactl stop
  3. Uninstall the existing server as described in Chapter 7, Uninstalling an IdM server.