ipa trust-add fails to setup trust between AD and IPA with "The object name already exists".

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • IPA - AD Trust creation is failing due to below error.
# ipa trust-add  --type=ad example.local --admin Administrator --password  --server ad1.example.local
Active Directory domain administrator's password: 
ipa: ERROR: CIFS server communication error: code "3221225525", message "The object name already exists." (both may be "None")


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • IPA/IdM
  • Active Directory

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