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

      Stop Mac Service
      sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.zerotier.one.plist

      .

    3. On Linux this is usually

      sudo systemctl stop zerotier-one

      or

      sudo service zerotier-one stop
  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

      sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.zerotier.one.plist
    3. On Linux

      sudo systemctl start zerotier-one

      or

      sudo service zerotier-one start


When started without identities ZeroTier will generate new ones.

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