How to make Origam server accessible on local network while debugging

This article assumes you are on windows and you’d like to expose the OrigamServer website on port 5000.

Find out what your ip address is

on windows run:


Note your local ip address. Let’s say it is

Modify launchSettings.json

Add the ip address and port to "applicationUrl"

  "iisSettings": {
    "windowsAuthentication": true, 
    "anonymousAuthentication": true, 
    "iisExpress": {
      "applicationUrl": "http://localhost:56422",
      "sslPort": 44357
  "$schema": "",
  "profiles": {
    "IIS Express": {
      "commandName": "IISExpress",
      "launchBrowser": true,
      "environmentVariables": {
        "ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT": "Development"
    "Origam.ServerCore": {
      "commandName": "Project",
      "launchBrowser": true,
      "environmentVariables": {
        "ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT": "Development"
      "applicationUrl": "https://localhost:44357;http://localhost:5001;"

Add a firewall rule

Run this command in cmd as administrator:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="IISExpressWeb" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=5000 profile=private remoteip=localsubnet action=allow

Edit appsettings.json

Add RedirectUri and Url.

"urls": ";...
"IdentityServerConfig": {
    "WebClient": {
      "RedirectUris": [

Edit applicationhost.config

This may not be necessary. But in case the above is not working you can try this too.
Open the file located here: origam\backend\.vs\Origam\config\applicationhost.config
Scroll down till you see site name="Origam.ServerCore" and add the binding element as shown below.

     <site name="Origam.ServerCore" id="3">
        <application path="/" applicationPool="Origam.ServerCore AppPool">
          <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Repos\origam\backend\Origam.Server" />
          <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:56422:localhost" />
		  <binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*:44357:localhost" />
		  <binding protocol="https" bindingInformation="*:5000:" />

To expose npm dev server on your local network run:

yarn run dev --host

Don’t forget to also add a firewall exception with this command (as administrator):

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="IISExpressWeb" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=5173 profile=private remoteip=localsubnet action=allow