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Create bootstrap tokens on the server.


This command will create a bootstrap token for you. You can specify the usages for this token, the “time to live” and an optional human friendly description.

The [token] is the actual token to write. This should be a securely generated random token of the form “[a-z0-9]{6}.[a-z0-9]{16}“. If no [token] is given, kubeadm will generate a random token instead.

kubeadm token create [token]


--config string
Path to kubeadm config file (WARNING: Usage of a configuration file is experimental)
--description string
A human friendly description of how this token is used.
--groups stringSlice     Default: [system:bootstrappers:kubeadm:default-node-token]
Extra groups that this token will authenticate as when used for authentication. Must match "\\Asystem:bootstrappers:[a-z0-9:-]{0,255}[a-z0-9]\\z"
-h, --help
help for create
Instead of printing only the token, print the full 'kubeadm join' flag needed to join the cluster using the token.
--ttl duration     Default: 24h0m0s
The duration before the token is automatically deleted (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). If set to '0', the token will never expire
--usages stringSlice     Default: [signing,authentication]
Describes the ways in which this token can be used. You can pass --usages multiple times or provide a comma separated list of options. Valid options: [signing,authentication]

Options inherited from parent commands

Whether to enable dry-run mode or not
--kubeconfig string     Default: "/etc/kubernetes/admin.conf"
The kubeconfig file to use when talking to the cluster. If the flag is not set, a set of standard locations are searched for an existing KubeConfig file.
--rootfs string
[EXPERIMENTAL] The path to the 'real' host root filesystem.