cannot generate a service account token in kubernetes v1

I am trying to generate a service account token on a kubernetes cluster for API authentication. The operation succeeds and the secret is created but there is no token generated. What could I be missing here?

    "kind": "Secret",
    "apiVersion": "v1",
    "metadata": {
        "name": "defaultsecret1",
        "annotations": {
            "": "cfme"
    "type": ""

[root@atomic001 ~]# kubectl create -f secret.json 
secret "defaultsecret1" created

[root@atomic001 ~]# kubectl get secret defaultsecret1
NAME             TYPE                                  **DATA**          AGE
defaultsecret1   **0**         13s

[root@atomic001 ~]# kubectl describe secret defaultsecret1
Name:       defaultsecret1
Namespace:  default
Labels:     <none>


                    <--- token should be here

[root@atomic001 ~]# 

Been up and down and all around on this. Any help is appreciated.

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    I figured this out.

    I had to generate a private key with openssl and then point to it in the controller-manager configuration file. Now the tokens are being created.


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