Invite only features

Invite only features require a user to be invited to use and accept an invitation for access to feature previews. Users can create invitation codes to share with other users.

How it works

Invite only features require an invitation code.

A user with an invite only feature code can decide whether they want to accept the invitation to add the feature to their own tailnet.

An invitation code can be redeemed up to some maximum allowed times and has no time expiration.

Example of acceptance dialog for an invite only feature.

You need to be an Owner, Admin, or IT admin of a tailnet in order to create or accept an invitation code, join a waitlist for an invitation code, or copy an invitation code from the admin console.

Creating a feature invitation

You need to be an Owner, Admin, or IT admin of a tailnet in order to create a feature invitation.

  1. Open the General settings page of the admin console.

  2. In the Feature previews section, locate the feature that you would like to invite others to access. Invite only features have the Invite only badge.

  3. Click the Invite others button, for example, Invite others to use New Feature.

  4. Click Generate & copy invite link.

    Example of generating an invite dialog.
  5. Share the copied link with others.

If you need to copy the link again, return to the General settings page of the admin console, click the Invite others button, and then click Copy invite link.

Accepting a feature invitation

You need to be an Owner, Admin, or IT admin of a tailnet in order to accept a feature invitation.

  1. Open the invitation URL.
  2. Confirm that you want to accept the feature by clicking the Join alpha button.
  3. Depending on the feature, you may need to update your tailnet settings or take other steps to enable the feature. Take action if needed based on guidance provided when you accept the invitation.

Joining a feature invitation waitlist

You need to be an Owner, Admin, or IT admin of a tailnet in order to join an invitation waitlist.

  1. Open the General settings page of the admin console.
  2. In the Feature previews section, locate the feature for which you would like to have access. Invite only features have the Invite only badge.
  3. Click the Join waitlist button.

If the feature has an available opening, Tailscale will automatically grant you access to the feature. Otherwise, Tailscale adds you to the feature’s waitlist—you will receive an email when your access is granted.