Unable to create, delete or modify entries in the user DB on an IPA server

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

Getting the following error when attempt to add an user:

# kinit admin
Password for admin@LINUX.TESTREALM.LOCAL: 
# ipa user-add
First name: Alan
Last name: Smith
User login [asmith]: 
ipa: ERROR: Server is unwilling to perform: database is read-only

Environment

RHEL7.3
IPA4.x

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