IPA client install fails with HTTP response code is 401, not 200

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  • When installing the IPA client, the client install fails with the following error when used with the -d option (debug):
# ipa-client-install -d

HTTP/1.1 401 Authorization Required
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:43:52 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Red Hat)
* gss_init_sec_context() failed: : Server HTTP/IPA-SERVER-NAME@EXAMPLE.COM not found in Kerberos database< WWW-Authenticate: Negotiate
Last-Modified: Tue, 21 May 2013 05:58:14 GMT
ETag: "141758-55a-4dd342284a980"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 1370
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

* Expire cleared
* Closing connection #0
**HTTP response code is 401, not 200**

note: use ipa-client-install -d for debug mode


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

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