How to use your own Relays in the Vault12 Guard app.
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How to use your own Relays in the Vault12 Guard app.

If your individual security considerations and threat model call for it, you may choose to deploy your own Zax relay using a custom URL.

For technical details, installation instructions, and source code check our Github repo: https://github.com/vault12/zax

How to add a Zax relay URL in the Guard app?

Adding a custom URL is done by navigating to the Advanced tab within the Vault12 Guard app Settings. Start by tapping the settings gear icon at the bottom of the navigation pane.

 

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Once on the Advanced Settings page, tap "Relay Hosting." If you haven't already added a relay, the default URL will be indicated.

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To add a custom URL, simply toggle the Custom URL section on. One URL entry will be shown by default, but you can add as many URLs as your membership supports. The Vault12 Guard app will automatically switch between relays to provide you with the best service.

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