Ngrok Rocks!


Recently had a need to debug a site on an iOS device.  But the site was only accessible through the company’s VPN.  How do you do that?  Well, you could log into the company’s VPN by downloading a VPN app and configuring it.  But why go through that hassle when you can Ngrok it?

Ngrok is a simple CLI that enables you to proxy a site from your desktop.  Ngrok will give you an obscure URL, like 1234567890.ngrok.io.  Simply enter that URL into your mobile device and the page loads, just as if it were on your VPN or connected directly to your localhost.

So easy and slick!  And it’s free!

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