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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

Download ngrok for osx

wget -O

Run ngrok

./ngrok http 9000

Ngrok running

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