Vagrant Share can create a publicly accessible URL endpoint to access an
HTTP server running in your Vagrant environment. This is known as "HTTP
sharing," and is enabled by default when
vagrant share is used.
Because this mode of sharing creates a publicly accessible URL, the accessing party does not need to have Vagrant installed in order to view your environment.
This has a number of useful use cases: you can test webhooks by exposing your Vagrant environment to the internet, you can show your work to clients, teammates, or managers, etc.
To use HTTP sharing, simply run
$ vagrant share ==> default: Detecting network information for machine... default: Local machine address: 192.168.163.152 default: Local HTTP port: 4567 default: Local HTTPS port: disabled ==> default: Checking authentication and authorization... ==> default: Creating Vagrant Share session... default: Share will be at: ghastly-wombat-4051 ==> default: Your Vagrant Share is running! default: Name: ghastly-wombat-4051 ==> default: URL: http://ghastly-wombat-4051.vagrantshare.com
Vagrant detects where your HTTP server is running in your Vagrant environment and outputs the endpoint that can be used to access this share. Just give this URL to anyone you want to share it with, and they will be able to access your Vagrant environment!
If Vagrant has trouble detecting the port of your servers in your environment,
--https flags to be more explicit.
The share will be accessible for the duration that
vagrant share is running.
Ctrl-C to quit the sharing session.
Warning: This URL is accessible by anyone who knows it, so be careful if you are sharing sensitive information.
If you want to disable the creation of the publicly accessible endpoint,
vagrant share with the
--disable-http flag. This will share your
environment using one of the other methods available, and will not create
the URL endpoint.
The web application under development will be accessed remotely. This means
that if you have any hardcoded asset (images, stylesheets, etc.) URLs
<img src="http://127.0.0.1/header.png">, then they will not load
for people accessing your share.
Most web frameworks or toolkits have settings or helpers to generate relative paths. For example, if you are a WordPress developer, the Root Relative URLs plugin will automatically do this for you.
Relative URLs to assets is generally a best practice in general, so you should do this anyways!
Vagrant Share can also expose an SSL port that can be accessed over
SSL. For example, instead of accessing
could be accessed at
vagrant share by default looks for any SSL traffic on port 443 in your
development environment. If it cannot find any, then SSL is disabled by
You can force SSL by setting the
--https flag to point to the accessible