Stop a Provisioning Bridge

You can stop a Provisioning Bridge that’s running on a Windows or generic machine.


If you stop a Provisioning Bridge, then you must wait three minutes to restart the bridge. Also, before you stop a Provisioning Bridge, you must deactivate it. See Deactivate Provisioning Bridges.

Use the following table to guide you on how to stop a Provisioning Bridge.

Machine Mode Action
Generic normal Close the Terminal window or press Ctrl + C.
Generic background At the prompt of the Terminal window, kill the process by entering kill -9 [Process_ID].


Because you started the Provisioning Bridge in background mode, even if you close the Terminal window, the bridge continues to run. For this reason, you must kill the process to stop the Provisioning Bridge.


If you don't know the process ID, then run the following command: ps -ef | grep CrossPlatformBridgeRunner
Windows N/A Close the Command window.

To verify that you stopped the Provisioning Bridge, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Identity Cloud Service console, expand the Navigation Drawer, click Settings, and then click Provisioning Bridges.

  2. Verify that the Provisioning Bridge that you stopped has a status of Stopped.


    If you still see a status of Started for the Provisioning Bridge, then wait three minutes, and click Refresh.