Instructions on installing ngrok to MacOS
October 02, 2019
When I was first introduced with ngrok software, I was skeptical at first, but I soon realized the power and potential that it has. Ngrok is a software where it allows other people to access your local machine's environment through an internet connection. For example, if I host my localhost:3000 server on my machine and use ngrok, ngrok gives me a url where I can share to other people so that they can visit and view my localhost:3000.
Downloading can be done in this site.
It is said that you can unzip the file using this script if you are a Linux or Mac users:
$ unzip /path/to/ngrok.zip
Now, here's a part where it becomes slightly tricky where I actually used a script to install the ngrok into my Mac:
# cd into your local bin directory $ cd /usr/local/bin # create symlink $ ln -s /Applications/ngrok ngrok
If this doesn't install ngrok, then you can also install by using brew:
$ brew cask install ngrok
You can start using ngrok by using:
# For port localhost:3000, you can insert the port number with ngrok: $ ngrok http 3000