How to Clear/Reset your ZeroTier Address

If you would like to clear or reset ZeroTier's address on a device (the 10-digit address node ID) or you have cloned a device and you want to prevent it from using the same address, follow these instructions:

  1. Stop the service.

    1. On Windows this is done with the service manager. (Open the Start Menu and start typing "service")
    2. On Mac you can open a terminal and use


    3. On Linux this is usually


  2. Delete the files identity.public and identity.secret from ZeroTier's working directory.

    1. On Windows this is usually "\ProgramData\ZeroTier\One".
    2. On Mac this is "/Library/Application Support/ZeroTier/One".
    3. On Linux this is usually "/var/lib/zerotier-one".
  3. Restart the service

    1. starting via the service manager on Windows
    2. On Mac

    3. On Linux


When started without identities ZeroTier will generate new ones.

You will need to authorize this new identity on any networks.