Homelab & Personal Use Cases

Twingate enables secure, remote access to your home network and services like Home Assistant, Plex, security cameras, and other self-hosted apps.

Twingate Connectors run on a variety of platforms including Raspberry Pi and major NAS devices. If you’re not sure where to deploy, check out our deployment recommendations.

Benefits of using Twingate at home

  • Fast setup, wide platform support. Setup entails deploying a Twingate Connector on a single device on your home network, which could be a Raspberry Pi, a NAS, a Linux server, or even a Windows computer. Connectors are offered as a VM systemd service or as a Docker container image.
  • Secure, configurable access. Twingate does not require an open port or port forwarding, which otherwise introduces a major security risk into your home network. Grant access to friends and family members with granular permissions by network resource (e.g. family photos but not security camera footage). Access also does not require a static IP or dynamic DNS configuration.
  • Access from every platform. Twingate offers desktop and mobile apps, giving you access to your home network without the hassle of fiddling with VPN settings on each device.
  • Built for developers. Twingate offers advanced features for developers like an Admin API, Javascript CLI configuration tool, Python CLI configuration tool, and automation via Terraform and Pulumi. Skill up by using these features in your home environment.

Step-by-step guides to setting up Twingate at home

How to deploy Twingate on common home devices

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