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Enable public URL during development

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Make your local development can be accessed with a public URL

Install ngrok

  • Download ngrok
wget https://bin.equinox.io/c/4VmDzA7iaHb/ngrok-stable-linux-amd64.zip
  • Then run:
unzip ngrok-stable-linux-amd64.zip
  • Connect to your account.
./ngrok authtoken your-authentication-token
  • Get your-authentication-token from https://dashboard.ngrok.com/
  • This will add your authentication token to ~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml, a default configuration file.

Configure ngrok region

  • Open ~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml.
vi ~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml
  • Add region key and a valid region [us, eu, au, ap, sa, jp, in] (default: us).
  • To use Asia Pacific region, use the following configuration.
authtoken: your-authentication-token
region: ap
  • Save a configuration and quit (:wq).

Start ngrok to serve a public URL

  • Use the following command to start ngrok and forward a public URL to localhost port 8000.
./ngrok http 8000
  • You will logging messages like this:
ngrok by @inconshreveable
Session Status online
Account your-email-address (Plan: Free)
Version 2.3.40
Region Asia Pacific (ap)
Web Interface http://127.0.0.1:4040
Forwarding http://7bf181875b76.ap.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8000
Forwarding https://7bf181875b76.ap.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8000
Connections ttl opn rt1 rt5 p50 p90
0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  • Press ctrl+c to exit the process.

Configure ngrok to serve multiple ports

  • Open ~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml
vi ~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml
  • Add the following contents:
authtoken: your-authentication-token
region: ap
tunnels:
ui:
addr: 3000
proto: http
api:
addr: 3001
proto: http
  • Save a configuration (:wq) and start ngrok with a command:
./ngrok start --all

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