When your machine runs a WebSocket server, you can access it without you first needing to establish a VPN connection to your device.
The IXON server will act as a proxy for the WebSocket connection between your computer, that is running a WebSocket client, and the machine that is running the WebSocket server.
Add WebSocket WebAccess
The next steps show you how to set up a WebSocket WebAccess.
- Go to Fleet Manager > Devices and click on your device name.
- At Services, click on the icon and select VNC server.
- Enter the requested information (details below) and click on Add.
Field Description Name Enter a name for the WebSocket WebAccess. Service group Services with the same Service group (case sensitive) will be visually grouped together in the Fleet Manager. Protocol The protocol supported by the machine's server: WebSocket (WS) or WebSocket Secure (WSS).
Communication between your computer and the device (IXrouter/IXagent) will always be secure, regardless of the protocol choice.
IP address The IP address of your machine. Leave empty when your machine ís the device (IXagent). Port The port number where the WebSocket server can be reached. By default it's 80 (for WS) or 443 (for WSS). Access category The access category determines who can use this WebSocket WebAccess. More information about access categories and how you can create one can be found here.
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 WebSocket WebAccess
You can use the added WebSocket WebAccess once the device is back online.
You can connect to your WebSocket server using an app that includes a WebSocket client. This app also needs to support the option for you to login to your IXON account and select a company, agent (device), and agent's service (WebSocket). The IXON server will act as a proxy for the WebSocket connection.