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Chapter 10. Uninstalling an IdM server

As an administrator, you can remove an Identity Management (IdM) server from the topology.

This procedure describes how you can uninstall an example server named


  • Before uninstalling a server that serves as a certificate authority (CA), key recovery authority (KRA), or DNS server, make sure these services are running on another server in the domain.

Removing the last server that serves as a CA, KRA, or DNS server seriously disrupts the Identity Management (IdM) functionality.


  1. On another server, enter 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
    Are you sure you want to continue with the uninstall procedure? [no]: yes
  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.