Setting up Tailscale on macOS

Tailscale works on macOS 10.13 and higher.

  1. Download Tailscale from the Mac App Store.

  2. Launch the app and accept the prompts to install a VPN configuration and add entries to your Keychain.

  3. Note the Tailscale item in the top menu:

  4. Click Log in… and authenticate using your @gmail.com address.

  5. Click on Admin console... to see the admin console for your personal Tailscale network. You will see your devices listed under the Machines tab on the left:

  6. Check out Next Steps for steps on verifying that even a single endpoint is working. With multiple endpoints, simple pings are a good way to start.

Congratulations! You’ve added your Mac to your Tailscale network.

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