Deregistering a cluster - Amazon EKS

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Deregistering a cluster

If you are finished using a connected cluster, you can deregister it. After it's deregistered, the cluster is no longer visible in the Amazon EKS console.

You must have the following permissions to call the deregisterCluster API:

  • eks:DeregisterCluster

  • ssm:DeleteActivation

  • ssm:DeregisterManagedInstance

This process involves two steps: Deregistering the cluster with Amazon EKS and uninstalling the eks-connector agent in the cluster.

To deregister the Kubernetes cluster

  • AWS CLI must be installed. To install or upgrade it, see Installing the AWS CLI.

  • Ensure the Amazon EKS Connector agent role was created. .

Deregister the connected cluster.

aws eks deregister-cluster \ --name my-cluster \ --region region-code
AWS Management Console
  1. Open the Amazon EKS console at

  2. Choose Clusters.

  3. On the Clusters page, select the connected cluster and select Deregister.

  4. Confirm that you want to deregister the cluster.

To deregister your cluster with eksctl

To clean up the resources in your Kubernetes cluster

  • Run the following command to uninstall the agent.

    helm -n eks-connector uninstall eks-connector
YAML manifest
  1. Delete the Amazon EKS Connector YAML file from your Kubernetes cluster.

    kubectl delete -f eks-connector.yaml
  2. If you created clusterrole or clusterrolebindings for additional IAM principals to access the cluster, delete them from your Kubernetes cluster.