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:
Step 6: If you have installed the application from the customized installer that was provided upon signing up for your account, your credentials will already be present. Otherwise, the first time you run the application, 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.
Now, your Private Internet Access credentials are saved in the application. The image shown below is the DEFAULT DISPLAY, this 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 main button to establish a connection — it may take some time to establish the connection, this is normal.
Once the connection is established, the connect button will change and the application will list your masked IP. Congratulations! You are now ready to begin utilizing your safe and anonymous VPN connection.