Don’t use this, if you do not have to!

NOTE: If you came here because you want to use the Riseup VPN on Mac, then you should instead go here and use RiseupVPN. The only reason to use the following instructions is if for some reason Bitmask does not work on your Mac version!

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.