Setting up Tailscale on macOS

Tailscale works on macOS 10.15 or later.

The Tailscale app is free to download, but downloading any app from the Mac App Store may require an Apple ID with a valid credit card attached. If you don’t want to set up an Apple ID to use Tailscale, you can download the macOS app another way.
  1. Download Tailscale from the Mac App Store.

  2. Accept any prompts to install VPN configurations that may appear.

  3. Click Log in from the Tailscale menu bar item:

    and authenticate in your browser.

  4. Sign up with your SSO identity provider.

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

MDM deployments

You can use configuration profiles and user defaults to personalize your setup of Tailscale for macOS programmatically. This can help you deploy Tailscale using solutions like MDM.

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