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Open Source ngrok Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ngrok is OpenVPN. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ngrok and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ngrok are WireGuard, Pagekite, sish and beame-insta-ssl.

ngrok alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ngrok.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
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  • FreeBSD

ngrok exposes local servers behind NATs and firewalls to the public internet over secure tunnels.

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  1. OpenVPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.

  2. WireGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.



  3. Pagekite

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    Bring your localhost servers on-line.

    Pagekite vs ngrok opinions
    Most users think Pagekite is a great alternative to ngrok.

    The sub-domain address is still free for 1 month.

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    Not a free s/w like ngrok

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  4. sish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    An open source serveo/ngrok alternative. HTTP(S)/WS(S)/TCP Tunnels to localhost using only SSH. - antoniomika/sish

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    Most users think sish is a great alternative to ngrok.
  5. beame-insta-ssl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    beame-insta-ssl is open-source and free to use! It makes it easy for any web developer to make use of encryption - and get secure communications.

    Discontinued

    2020-12 - The project is discontinued

    Most users think beame-insta-ssl is a great alternative to ngrok.


  6. Gotty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GoTTY is a simple command line tool that turns your CLI tools into web applications.

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  7. WebTTY

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    WebTTY allows you to share a terminal session from your machine using WebRTC. You can pair with a friend without setting up a proxy server, debug servers behind NATs, and more. WebTTY also works in-browser.

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  8. inlets

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Cloud Native Tunnel. You can use inlets to connect HTTP and TCP services between networks securely. Through an encrypted websocket, inlets can penetrate firewalls, NAT, captive portals, and other restrictive networks lowering the barrier to entry.

    Discontinued

    Free Open Source project discontinued.

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  9. tmate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    tmate is an instant terminal sharing software fork from tmux. Tmate can use as daemon, and you also can host your own server.

  10. Yaler

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Yaler is a simple, open and scalable relay infrastructure for secure access to embedded systems.

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