Getting Started with Tailscale
Welcome to Tailscale! Follow the steps below to create your own private Tailscale network.
Step 1: Sign up for an Account
If you haven't already, sign up for an account via using our signup form. Tailscale requires a Single Sign-On (SSO) provider, so you'll need a Google, Microsoft, Okta, Ping, or other supported auth provider account to get started.
Step 2: Download the Tailscale client
We offer instructions for most common platforms:
- Linux (x86, x86-64, armv7, arm64)
- Android — Not available yet. We're working on it!
Step 3: Test your connection
Once you have it installed, see if you can properly connect. The easiest way is to ping a Tailscale IP (which looks like 100.x.x.x). Open your terminal and type:
If your ping works — congrats, you’re connected via Tailscale! We have some suggestions for what to try next and other articles to get you started below.
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