I just completed a lesson in the Learn ESP course on getting to your webserver from anywhere. When I went back to refresh my learning today, I got through via Ngrok the first time without problems. Later today, I got a warning on both Microsoft Edge and when using Google Chrome that I was going to an untrusted site. I got through and it worked but I’m leery of leaving the Ngrok tunnel open. I guess the question I’m asking is “Is Ngrok safe to leave open?”
Hello Robert, I hope you are doing well.
I’ve been using Ngrok for a few year, you can ignore that warning message and whitelist the ngrok URL.
If someone sent you that link, it was in an email or clicked it online, you might want to check with the website is legit or not.
But with Ngrok, you created your own web server and you are making it available with a tunnel to access it from anywhere.
I hope that helps!
Thanks RUi. I will try it for a couple of days to see if I can get my courage up and assume it is as safe as leaving my PC on and connected to the internet.
Hello again! As I said it’s safe, the project by ngrok itself has some open source code too. Your browser just doesn’t recognize the domain name/https server and throws that warning message. Thanks for your interest and I would even recommend dropping an email to ngrok asking for more inforation, they will be able to help you out too.