pyngrok is a Python wrapper for ngrok that manages its own binary and puts it on your path, making ngrok readily available from anywhere on the command line and via a convenient Python API.

ngrok is a reverse proxy tool that opens secure tunnels from public URLs to localhost, perfect for exposing local web servers, building webhook integrations, enabling SSH access, testing chatbots, demoing from your own machine, and more, and its made even more powerful with native Python integration through pyngrok.


pyngrok is available on PyPI and can be installed
using pip:

pip install pyngrok

or conda:

conda install -c conda-forge pyngrok

That's it! pyngrok is now available as a package to our Python projects, and ngrok is now available from
the command line.

Basic Usage

To open a tunnel, use the connect method,
which returns a NgrokTunnel, and this returned object has a reference to the public URL generated by ngrok in its
public_url attribute.

from pyngrok import ngrok

# Open a HTTP tunnel on the default port 80
# <NgrokTunnel: "http://<public_sub>" -> "http://localhost:80">
http_tunnel = ngrok.connect()
# Open a SSH tunnel
# <NgrokTunnel: "tcp://" -> "localhost:22">
ssh_tunnel = ngrok.connect(22, "tcp")

The connect method takes kwargs as
well, which allows us to pass additional properties that are supported by ngrok.

This package puts the default ngrok binary on our path, so all features of ngrok are
available on the command line.

ngrok http 80

For details on how to fully leverage ngrok from the command line, see ngrok's official documentation.


For more advanced usage, pyngrok's official documentation is available at

Python 2.7

The last version of pyngrok that supports Python 2.7 is 4.1.x, so we need to pin pyngrok>=4.1,<4.2 if we still want
to use pyngrok with this version of Python. Its legacy documentation can be found here.