How to: Install ZeroTier on Raspberry Pi

Step 01: Update system

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade

Step 02: Join ZeroTier Network

ZeroTier Central ( is where you can setup and control your virtual network and manage connected devices. Register and account and create a network here:
You should:

  • Change network name
  • Check IPv4 Auto-Assign and ensure the UP range is not conflicting with some of your own devices.
  • Ensure Certificate (Private Network) is checked under Access Control.
  • Remember (write down) the Network ID

Step 03: Install ZeroTier

curl -s | sudo bash

Let ZeroTier starts on system boot, run

sudo systemctl enable zerotier-one

See status of ZeroTier

sudo zerotier-cli status

Hopefully it returns 200 info [ID] [version] ONLINE

Step 04: Join ZeroTier Network

sudo zerotier-cli join [Network ID]

Step 05: Authenticate Your Device

Go to[Network ID] and under Members check the Auth box.

Step 06: Verify Connection

If your Raspberry Pi is properly connected you should see 200 listnetworks […] OK PRIVATE […] [IP(s) of Raspberry Pi]/24 when entering the following command:

sudo zerotier-cli listnetworks 

Step 07: Raspberry Pi Autojoin Zerotier on Boot

sudo touch /var/lib/zerotier-one/networks.d/[Network ID].conf

Optional: UFW /Firewall

If you have UFW or a firewall installed remember to open the port(s) and / or IP(s).

2 thoughts on “How to: Install ZeroTier on Raspberry Pi”

  1. run sudo touch /var/lib/zerotier-one/networks.d/[Network ID].conf
    The word ‘run’ made it into the command line 🙂

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