»operator step-down

The operator step-down forces the active Vault node within an HA cluster to step down from active duty. When executed against a non-active node, i.e. a standby or performance standby node, the request will be forwarded to the active node. While the affected node will have a delay before attempting to acquire the leader lock again, if no other Vault nodes acquire the lock beforehand, it is possible for the same node to re-acquire the lock and become active again.


Force a Vault server to step down as the leader:

$ vault operator step-down
Success! Stepped down:
$ vault operator step-downSuccess! Stepped down:


There are no flags beyond the standard set of flags included on all commands.