Make your localhost webapp Internet accessible2 min read • 13 Aug 2022
If you have came across situations where you need to share your local running web application with your friends, colleague, team; but you aren't sure how to do that. This is for you!
Get internet accessible link for your local running webapps and share it
For this you need a ssh key, if you don't have it, you can generate it with following steps-
- Open terminal
- Enter ssh-keygen
- Continue and create a new password
After generating the ssh key, we can use localhost.run to tunnel our local web application. Here's how:
Suppose my web application is running locally on port 3000, we can run the following command to tunnel it and make it internet accessible-
ssh -R 80:localhost:3000 localhost.run
After running the above command it will ask for ssh password (which we created initially), you can enter it and continue.
At the bottom you will get a link which you can share with anyone and anyone with that link and Internet will be able to access your local running application.
Note: Once you exit the terminal, the link will not work anymore.