How to Install ngrok using brew on mac?

ngrok is a cool service for creating public URLs of local site. This service comes handy when we want to share our local work to remote customers. Sometimes developer needs this for testing local site in different devices. Following are the steps to install ngrok in Mac:

Try using brew command

$ brew install ngrok

We may run in the following error when we run the above command:

Error: No available formula with the name “ngrok”

If the brew does not have ngrok available then try the brew graphical extension brew cask.

$ brew cask install ngrok

This should successfully install the ngrok.

How to start http with ngrok

Let say we an app running on port 8080 locally and we want create a public URL for our local app. We can simply run the following command:

$ ngrok http 8080

It it connects properly it will show the following status on the console:

Session Status                online                                                                                              
Session Expires               7 hours, 57 minutes                                                                                 
Version                       2.3.34                                                                                              
Region                        United States (us)                                                                                  
Web Interface                 http://127.0.0.1:4040                                                                               
Forwarding                    http://5487fe12.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8080                                                   
Forwarding                    https://5487fe12.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8080    
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