"Failed to install the certificate: subject public key info mismatch" error when installing third-party CA certificate in IPA

Solution In Progress - Updated -


Our IPA certificate authority (CA) is externally-signed by a root authority which was been superseded, or we are not using IPA's CA at all and use a third-party CA for issuing our certificates.

When we use the ipa-cacert-manage renew command to replace the superseded root CA certificate with the new root CA certificate, the following error message is returned:

[root@ipaserver1 ~]# ipa-cacert-manage -n 'Internal Root CA' -t C,, install ca-chain.pem_orig
Installing CA certificate, please wait
Failed to install the certificate: subject public key info mismatch
The ipa-cacert-manage command failed.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
IPAv4 in a CA-less configuration or with an externally signed IPA CA certificate

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