Kubernetes node join command / token expired – generating a new token/hash for node join

After running a ‘kubeadm init’ on the main node, it shows you the node join command which includes a token and a hash. It appears these values only stay valid for 24hrs, so if you try to use them again after 24 hours the  ‘kubeadm join’ command will fail with something like:

[discovery] Failed to connect to API Server “”: there is no JWS signed token in the cluster-info ConfigMap. This token id “78a69b” is invalid for this cluster, can’t connect

To create a new join string, from the master node run:

kubeadm token create --print-join-command

Running the new join command string on your new nodes will now allow them to join the cluster.

This is described in the docs here.

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