VPN/Setup/VPN Credentials

From Whonix

For this step, a account and Riseup account name is required. Go to to obtain a VPN secret (VPN password). Below, replace "riseupusername" with the actual riseup user name, or just go to, login and click on "VPN".

Open file /etc/openvpn/auth.txt in an editor with root rights.

(Qubes-Whonix ™: In TemplateVM)

This box uses lxsudo for root privilege escalation and mousepad as editor. These are examples. Other tools could archive the same goal too. If these example tools do not work for you or if you are not using Whonix, please see this link.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with XFCE, run.

lxsudo mousepad /etc/openvpn/auth.txt

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/openvpn/auth.txt

Add the actual user name and password.


Save and exit.