Virtual Environments: Admin Workstation¶
SecureDrop uses Tails for the Admin Workstation environment. In order to perform a fully virtualized production install, you will need to first set up Tails in a virtual machine.
For the instructions that follow, you need to download the most recent Tails ISO from the Tails website.
Only libvirt-based virtualization, on a Linux host, is supported.
For the Linux instructions, you will use KVM/libvirt to create a Tails VM that
you can use to install SecureDrop on
Create a VM using virt-manager¶
We recommend cloning the SecureDrop repository into the persistent volume for testing and development, instead of attempting to mount a folder from the host operating system.