By default, your trusted node connection will only work when your mobile device is on the same network as your bitcoin node. This security policy is enforced by your bitcoin node.
You may safely use a VPN connection with a static IP address to access your bitcoin node even when off of the same network. This makes it convenient to use the trusted node feature on the go.
Enable the VPN on your device with Samourai Wallet and then follow the directions below
Step 1 - Locate bitcoin.conf
Locate your bitcoin configuration file (
bitcoin.conf). It can be found in the below directories. If it doesn't exist create it
- Windows: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf
- Linux: /home/username/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf
- Mac: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/bitcoin.conf
Step 2 - Edit bitcoin.conf
Add the following to your
bitcoin.conf file under any existing rpcallowip entry
Step 3 - Restart Bitcoin
Restart Bitcoin Core to reload the new configuration