On Tue, May 08, 2018 at 05:35:19PM +0100, Roderick Johnstone via FreeIPA-users wrote:
In our current ipa implementation some of the ipa internal certificates are
not able to be renewed correctly.
After a lot of support both from Redhat and also through this list, neither
of which was able to fix the issue, I was advised by Redhat to implement a
new instance of ipa and migrate to it.
I now have the new ipa instance running on RHEL7 servers, but before
migrating clients and users to it would like to test that the ipa
certificate renewal will work correctly. However, I don't want to break the
I've read chapters 24 and 26 of the Linux Domain Identity, Authentication
and Policy guide and I'm not sure either are relevant to renewing eg
'ocspSigningCert cert-pki-ca', which was one of the ones I was having
problems with before.
In trying to fix the current ipa implementation we have been using eg
'getcert resubmit -i <id>' where <id> is the id of the
cert-pki-ca' certificate as shown by 'getcert list'.
Is 'getcert resubmit -i <id>' a sensible way to test
renewing a certificate
manually in a working ipa instance?
Yes, this is the correct way to manually instigate renewal.
Do I need to do anything else to propagate the new certificate to
On the CA renewal master, `getcert resubmit` should renew the
certificate. Then running `getcert resubmit` on a replica that is
not the CA renewal master will retrieve the new certificate from
Do I need to explicitly revoke the old certificate, if so how?
It is not necessary to revoke it, but if you want to, you can do it
with the `ipa cert-revoke SERIAL-NUMBER` command. But don't do this
until the updated cert has been installed on all the CA replicas.