Yes, it’s strange that it would disappear. I believe that it renewed the certificate, but
may not have updated correctly. The first thing I found was that the certificate wasn’t
there. I was able to restore the .crt from the CS.cfg file, but that of course doesn’t
have the key.
I also could have inadvertently compounded problems with another series of commands.
Attempting to move to el9, I then found that I had to go through el8 the hard way, though
that went sideways also for a different reason. I wouldn’t expect that adding and
removing servers during this time should have fouled up the cert database, but I’ve done
weirder things to machines before.
On Nov 22, 2022, at 4:08 PM, Rob Crittenden
Greg Harris wrote:
ARRRGGGHHHH!!! ’Server-Cert cert-pki-ca’ is missing again. Trying to
recover it from the /etc/pki/pki-tomcat/alias directory via pk12util is
not giving me the key, so that I can re-import it and get it trusted.
The certutil -L command is showing a trust of ‘,,’, rather than ‘u,u,u’
because of the missing key. At this point, I think that I need to
regenerate that certificate, import it, and then reset it to tracking
the new one again. The piece I can’t seem to piece together is how to
generate that certificate. (Yeah, it’s probably simple and I’m so deep
in that I can’t see it.)
What version of IPA is this?
It is unusual for a key to disappear.
On Feb 1, 2022, at 3:03 PM, Rob Crittenden
GH via FreeIPA-users wrote:
The best I could tell was an upgrade back in Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020. It
seems like it was a move from NSS to SSL for a number of pieces?
Anyways, I'd had Ipsilon configured on the same server, and that
move didn't make things happy as there was a port overlap.
(Unsupported configuration, I know.) Lots of reconfiguration and
copying certs around to get it straightened out.
Right now, everything starts on both servers. However, on the
"secondary" that is not the renewal master, there's a number of
"certificate doesn't match the CS.cfg" errors.
Along with a:
"msg": "Incorrect NSS trust for Server-Cert cert-pki-ca. Got ,,
The "primary", which is the renewal master listed on both boxes,
shows none of those errors. At one point, I had figured out how to
"force sync" the certs, but I've since forgotten.
This means there is no associated private key with the certificate. The
"Server-Cert cert-pki-ca" certificate is used by tomcat and is unique
per installation. The others are common and need to be identical on
What does getcert list show?