pki-tomcatd service fails to start on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

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  • When attempting to start IPA services, pki-tomcatd is failing to start
# ipactl start
Existing service file detected!
Assuming stale, cleaning and proceeding
Starting Directory Service
Starting krb5kdc Service
Starting kadmin Service
Starting named Service
Starting httpd Service
Starting ipa-custodia Service
Starting ntpd Service
Starting pki-tomcatd Service
Failed to start pki-tomcatd Service
Shutting down
Hint: You can use --ignore-service-failure option for forced start in case that a non-critical service failed
Aborting ipactl


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5)
  • ipa-server-4.5.4-10.el7_5.3

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