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!
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