I have install gke on a test account and configured the cli.

kuebctl get pods 

is giving below warning.

W0916 17:23:58.063534   67381 gcp.go:119] WARNING: the gcp auth plugin is deprecated in v1.22+, unavailable in v1.26+; use gcloud instead.
To learn more, consult https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/kubectl-auth-changes-in-gke
No resources found in default namespace.

But I already installed the gcloud-auth-plugin

sudo apt-get install google-cloud-sdk-gke-gcloud-auth-plugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
google-cloud-sdk-gke-gcloud-auth-plugin is already the newest version (402.0.0-0).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 61 not upgraded.

But still why I am getting this warning? Any suggestions on how to fix this?

gke-gcloud-auth-plugin --version
Kubernetes v1.24.0-alpha+f42d1572e39979f6f7de03bd163f8ec04bc7950d
  • Did you do the "Verify installation" and "Run kubectl with the new plugin prior to the release of v1.26" steps on that page?
    – ceejayoz
    Sep 16 at 17:50
  • yes I did, but still same
    – Kalel
    Sep 16 at 18:18
  • You'll very likely have to change the exec: inside your $KUBECONFIG to have it switch over to use gcloud; it may be easier to just ask gcloud to make you a new kubeconfig, unless you already have a lot of customizations therein
    – mdaniel
    Sep 16 at 20:11
  • i performed all the steps in this link as shown in warning message, cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/… but same issue, Can you please elaborate what step you are suggesting
    – Kalel
    Sep 17 at 9:29
  • @Kalel can you run the below command and send the output for further analysis: kubectl get namespace Sep 27 at 8:36

1 Answer 1


You need to ensure you've installed the plugin and set:


For your environment. Then run:

gcloud container clusters get-credentials ...

The warning should go after that when running any kubectl commands.

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