Setting up ngrok for local development

Make your project accessible from the internet

The API cannot reach your project if the computer running it is behind a firewall. An easy way to circumvent this impediment is a tunnel service. Ngrok is easy to use and offers a free service which is sufficient for our needs. Download and run ngrok now, to make your project available from the internet.

Download ngrok for linux (amd64)

wget -O


wget -O


./ngrok http 9000


Ngrok builds the tunnel and shows the newly generated tunnel url. This url changes with every restart of ngrok. In this example our project is reachable on