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Use a VPN with Trusted Node

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

rpcallowip=your_static_vpn_ip_address

Step 3 - Restart Bitcoin

Restart Bitcoin Core to reload the new configuration

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