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Leave a FreeIPA domain by deconfiguring it locally.


  1. If you haven't already, run through the test case to join the domain.

How to test

  1. Perform the leave command.
    $ realm leave
    You will be prompted for Policy Kit authorization.
    You will not be prompted for a password.
    On a successful leave there will be no output.

Expected Results

  1. Check that the domain is no longer configured.
    $ realm list
    Make sure the domain is not listed.
  2. Check that you cannot resolve domain accounts on the local computer.
    $ getent passwd
    There should be no output.
  3. Check that there is no machine account for the domain in the keytab.
    sudo klist -k
    You should see no lines referring to the domain in the table, or an error message saying that the keytab does not exist.
  4. If you have set up the FreeIPA Web UI, you can see that computer account is still present (under the Hosts section) but no longer has the Enrolled flag.


Use the --verbose argument to see details of what's being done during a leave. Include verbose output in any bug reports.

$ realm leave --verbose

  • RHBZ #953453 ipa-client-install incorrectly removes 'sss' from /etc/nsswitch.conf
    • This may cause errors when running other tests after this one.
    • A newly installed system will have this present.
    • Workaround: The following lines should have 'sss' on them in /etc/nsswitch.conf by default. You can restore this by doing the following, and then running through the tests again:
$ sudo mv /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf.bak
$ sudo yum reinstall glibc
$ shutdown -r now