Step 1: To Install the PIA Client application, you will first need to download the installer from our download page here. If the installer page has not already started downloaded the file for you, click the following link:
Step 2: After clicking the link to install, you will be prompted to save the file to your operating system.
Step 3: After saving the file, you will then need to open Terminal.
Step 4: When prompted, you will need to change the directory in order to locate the installer. In order to change to the current location of the file, you will need to use the command:
Step 5: Following the directory change, you will then need to run the installer using the following command :
*The installer will prompt you for your root password (Note: do not run the installer with
Step 6: If the app has installed properly it will open the PIA App automatically to the login screen. Here, you will need to input your login credentials. These include your username, in the format of ‘p1234567’ and the password you have been provided, or what you have changed it to since.
After logging into the application with your credentials, they are saved in the application. The DEFAULT DISPLAY will be the primary window you use when interacting with the application day to day. In the image shown below, the button shows yellow, this means you are not connected.
Step 7: Use the Power button to establish a connection — allow some time for the app to connect, this is normal.
Once the connection is established, the Power button will turn green and the application will list the VPN Server's IP.
Congratulations! You are now ready to begin utilizing your safe and anonymous VPN connection.