Command Line Interface: zerotier-cli

Mac and Windows platforms have graphical interfaces that provide tray or task bar icons.

All platforms have the zerotier-cli command line interface which can be used to join and leave networks and check the status of the zerotier-one service.

Using zerotier-cli

Get your ZeroTier address and check the service status

200 info 998765f00d 1.2.13 ONLINE

Join, leave, and list networks. Remember, ZeroTier networks are 16-digit IDs that look like 8056c2e21c000001

200 join OK

200 leave OK

200 listnetworks 8056c2e21c000001 02:99:35:84:f9:dc OK PUBLIC

List Networks Output:


You're up and running on this network!

Requesting Configuration

Negotiating with the network Controller. This could take about a minute. If it takes much longer, see Router Configuration Tips.

Not Found

Typo in the Network ID?

Access Denied

You node needs to be Authorized on this network (via Talk to you friendly network administrator.

Port Error

Something went wrong with the ZeroTier installer.


On Linux, make sure the tun driver is loaded.

“missing authentication token and authtoken.secret not found (or readable)”

If you get this error message, you’re likely trying to run zerotier-cli from a non-administrative account. On macOS, Linux, or other Unix based systems, use sudo zerotier-cli. On Windows, use an Administrator Command Prompt.