IPA server installation fails with error "IPA requires 8443 for PKI but it is currently in use".

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  • After uninstalling a broken IPA server using ipa-server-install --uninstall, re-installation may sometimes fails with the following error:
IPA requires port 8443 for PKI but it is currently in use.
ipapython.admintool: ERROR    Aborting installation
ipapython.admintool: ERROR    The ipa-server-install command failed. See /var/log/ipaserver-install.log for more information


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x, 7.x
  • ipa-server

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