Why is IPA command failing with error 'ipa: ERROR: Certificate operation cannot be completed: EXCEPTION' ?

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Issue

  • IPA command host-disable is failing with error message shown below:
# ipa host-disable server1.example.com
ipa: ERROR: Certificate operation cannot be completed: EXCEPTION (Certificate serial number 0x8ffd0003 not found)
  • Not able to delete the host from Red Hat Identity (IPA) Server domain with the host-del command:
# ipa host-del server1.example.com
ipa: ERROR: Certificate operation cannot be completed: EXCEPTION (Certificate serial number 0xff8004e not found)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Identity Management (IPA) Server

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