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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: http://127.0.0.1:8200
There are no flags beyond the standard set of flags included on all commands.