When your machine runs an HTTP server, you can access it without you first needing to establish a VPN connection to your device.
Add an HTTP service
The HTTP service is configured in the Fleet Manager and used in the Portal.
- Go to Fleet Manager > Devices and click on your device name.
- At Services, click on the icon and select HTTP server.
- Enter the requested information (details below) and click on Add.
Field Description Name Enter a name for the HTTP service. Service group Services with the same Service group (case sensitive) will be visually grouped together in the Fleet Manager, the Device Card Actions component on cards, and the Web Access component on pages. This feature can be turned off in the respective components in the Studio. Protocol The protocol supported by the web server on the machine: HTTP or HTTPS.
Communication between your computer and the device (IXrouter/IXagent) will always be secure, regardless of the protocol choice.
IP address Enter the IP address of your machine. Leave empty if you're using an IXagent. Port The port number where the HTTP server can be reached. Default port for HTTP is 80 and HTTPS is 443. Default landing page If your machine has a specific page that you want to open by default, you can enter the page name here. You can find the page name in the address bar after opening it. Leave "/" if you are unsure. Username and password Some HTTP servers require authentication before you can proceed (e.g. a login prompt or window). Enter those credentials here to automatically authenticate when you open the HTTP service. The authentication type is determined by the HTTP server. If you're unsure, check the HTTP server's documentation, contact the manufacturer, or simply try the different authentication types. Access Category The access category determines who can use this HTTP service. More information: How to use access categories?. Show in device overview on mobile Show or hide the HTTP service button in the Portal's device overview on mobile (list view only). This makes it just a little easier to access the service that you need to access. Note that users can still use the HTTP service, if they have permission, by using the Web Access component on a Device page.
You have now made the changes in the IXON Cloud, but these are not yet active in your device. You will need to push your changes to your device for them to take effect.
Temporary disconnectAfter this next step, the config push, the device may temporarily disconnect and LAN communication may be temporarily interrupted while it's applying the new settings. This only takes a moment.
- Click on Push config to device.
Use an HTTP service
The HTTP service can be accessed from the Portal.
- Go to Portal > Devices and find your device.
- If you're using the List view , click on the arrowand select the HTTP service.
- If you don't see the button, make sure that you have access to the HTTP service. More information: How to use access categories?.
- If you're using the Card view , click on the HTTP service button.
- If you don't see the button, make sure that the Device Card Actions component is added to the Card and that it is large enough to fit all buttons.
- Alternatively, click on the device, find the Web Access component, and click on the HTTP service button.
- If you don't see the button, make sure that the Web Access component is added to the Device page.