» operator step-down

The operator step-down forces the Vault server at the given address to step down from active duty. 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.

» Examples

Force a Vault server to step down as the leader:

$ vault operator step-down
Success! Stepped down: http://127.0.0.1:8200

» Usage

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