Getting Started with Tailscale

Welcome! Follow the steps below to create your own private Tailscale network.

Step 1: Sign up for an account

You can sign up for a Tailscale account online.

Tailscale requires a Single Sign-On (SSO) provider, so you’ll need a Google, Microsoft, Okta, OneLogin, Ping, or other supported auth provider account to begin.

Step 2: Download the Tailscale client

We offer clients from Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Download the client with the link below.

Step 3: Sign in and test your connection

Once Tailscale is installed, sign in to your account from the client.

After signing in, you can test your connection by pinging our test server, which is a part of every new Tailscale network. Open your terminal and type:


If your ping works — congrats, you’re connected via Tailscale!

We recommend signing in on your other devices, exploring your admin console, inviting your team, and reading the articles below to get started.

Advanced features

Using DNS for your private network

Tailscale gives every device private 100.x.y.z addresses. But you can also use existing DNS servers, or let Tailscale automatically assign DNS names for you…

Subnet routes and relay nodes

You may have machines you don’t want to, or cannot, install Tailscale on directly. In those cases, you can set up a Tailscale “relay node” to send traffic…

Configuring ACLs and security policies

Access control lists (ACLs) restrict who can access which nodes on your network. ACLs are defined with a simple JSON syntax in the admin panel…

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