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Supported SSO identity providers (Google, AzureAD, GitHub, Okta, etc)

Tailscale works on top of the SSO/IDP/IAM identity provider you or your company already use.

Tailscale supports these identity providers for logging in:

When you activate your company’s domain name with Tailscale for the first time, one of the steps is to choose which identity provider you want to use.

Once you’ve authenticated a Tailscale client by connecting it to your identity provider, it automatically exchanges keys and connectivity information and connects to other Tailscale clients on your network, subject to your security policy.

Does Tailscale support 2-factor or multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA)?

Yes.

Note however that Tailscale never handles authentication itself. Instead, you can enable 2FA/MFA features in your identity provider, and they will apply to all your apps, including Tailscale.

Can I sign up with an email address?

We don’t support sign-up with email addresses. By design Tailscale is not an identity provider: there are no Tailscale passwords, account recovery, etc.

Using an identity provider is not only more secure than email and password, but it allow us to automatically rotate connection encryption keys, follow security policies set by your team (eg. 2FA), and more.

We plan to support more auth providers in the future. If you’d like to request support for specific providers, please let us know.

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