The OpenVPN client for Mac is called “tunnelblick”.


Download tunnelblick

And install it by double clicking it’s icon.

Download the Riseup configuration

After installing tunnelblick, please download the file, containing the VPN Red configuration. Uncompress and install it by double clicking on it.


Tunnelblick will appear as an icon on the top of your menu bar, right click on it and pick “Connect to riseup”. You will be asked to put your riseup login and your vpn secret after that. Where do you get your vpn secret? Visit

Once connected, if you click on the tunnelblick icon in the upper right corner of the screen, it should show “1 connection active.” You’re done!


See our general Troubleshooting page.