”I want to expose a local server behind a NAT or firewall to the internet.”
Don’t constantly redeploy your in-progress work to get feedback from clients. ngrok creates a secure public URL (https://yourapp.ngrok.io) to a local webserver on your machine. Iterate quickly with immediate feedback without interrupting flow.
Test mobile apps against a development backend running on your machine. Point ngrok at your local dev server and then configure your app to use the ngrok URL. It won't change, even when you change networks.
Building webhook consumers can be a pain: it requires a public address and a lot of set up to trigger hooks. Save yourself time and frustration with ngrok. Inspect the HTTP traffic flowing over your tunnel. Then, replay webhook requests with one click to iterate quickly while staying in context.
Own your data. Host personal cloud services on your own private network. Run webmail, file syncing, and more securely on your hardware with full end-to-end encryption.
ngrok is easy to install. Download a single binary with zero run-time dependencies for any major platform. Unzip it and then run it from the command line.
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On Linux or OSX you can unzip ngrok from a terminal with the following command. On Windows, just double click ngrok.zip.
$ unzip /path/to/ngrok.zip
Read the Usage Guide for documentation on how to use ngrok. Try it out by running it from the command line:
$ ./ngrok -help
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ngrok, probably the best tool I have started to use for my webwork since firebug also great support @inconshreveable @Botto
#ngrok is a dream for testing localhost with remote APIs! @davejlong
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#ngrok has become essential to my workflow. Makes testing responsive designs so much easier.@_shadj
ngrok is genius, replaying requests makes webhooks 1M times easier to handle. ngrok.com @Breefield
#ngrok has got to be the easiest local tunnel solution I've ever used.@thecodeboss