Updating roles in Rancher UI fails with certificate error

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Rancher v2.5.x


Editing roles in Rancher UI fails with the below error.
Internal error occurred: failed calling webhook "rancherauth.cattle.io": Post "https://rancher-webhook.cattle-system.svc:443/v1/webhook/validation?timeout=10s": x509: certificate has expired or is not yet valid: current time 2021-10-25T07:43:50Z is after 2021-10-06T20:20:47Z



  • Set kubectl context to Rancher management cluster.
  • Take the backup of existing secret
kubectl get secret -n cattle-system cattle-webhook-tls -o yaml > cattle-webhook-tls.yaml
  • Delete the secret that contains expired certificate
kubectl delete secret -n cattle-system cattle-webhook-tls
  • Delete the rancher webhook Pod to regenerate the expired certificate.
kubectl delete pod -n cattle-system -l app=rancher-webhook


This issue is caused by the expired certificate of the rancher webhook.

Additional Information

The issue is tracked in GitHub issue 35068


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  • Document ID:000020415
  • Creation Date: 27-Oct-2021
  • Modified Date:05-Aug-2022
    • SUSE Rancher

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