NgRok tunnel setting up on Window

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2 min readJul 16, 2020

Ngrok is a tool being used for publishing local server to internet. There are many benefits of this tool such as testing local environment on real device, giving https over http for local host. See more info and installation (https://ngrok.com/)

First thing first, download the tool from https://ngrok.com/download (it’s free)

Extract to somewhere, in my case, I dropped on

C:\ngrok

Then, try this on Terminal.

ngrok

It will show

If command does not be recognized, you must add path

c:\ngrok

to system environment variables (see: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000549.htm)

So let us begin in a scenario

If you are running a local host for example http://localhost:5001 and you want to publish your localhost over internet.

ngrok http 5001 -host-header="localhost:5001"

The NgRok will give you many of utilized URL as

ngrok by @inconshreveable                                                                               (Ctrl+C to quit)                                                                                                                        Session Status                online                                                                                    Account                       chutipong roobklom (Plan: Free)                                                           Version                       2.3.35                                                                                    Region                        United States (us)                                                                        Web Interface                 http://127.0.0.1:4040                                                                     Forwarding                    http://8a2c1764ef87.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:5001                                     Forwarding                    https://8a2c1764ef87.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:5001                                                                                                                                                            Connections                   ttl     opn     rt1     rt5     p50     p90                                                                             0       0       0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00

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