I need to use an HTTP service out of my office, usually I use a standard VPN (like OpenVpn) but, considering that I will use only HTTP service, I would like to have a Web-VPN so I can use only my browser without any client or custom connection needed.

I found some firewalls has this feature but I cannot change my hardware, then I'm looking for a software-only solution for a Web-VPN. Does it exist?

I'm not sure, but maybe this kind of software is also called "Reverse Proxy"

Thanks you.

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One way to do this is :

You can install Node on your Windows PC, and then install the Node module localtunnel.js.

Then run the lt command on your command line, and you'll get an URL of your new publicly available website. The URL will be visible in the output of lt.

Who gives you that URL? Localtunnel the company. It's free.

Clarify this with your boss or IT department. Making internal resources available to the public internet could be a firing offense in some businesses.

  • What is the difference between opening the service directly to internet by NAT? I need a secured access SSL with authentication.
    – Tobia
    Mar 26, 2021 at 13:09
  • You do not need to register a DNS name, for example.Localtunnel will register the name for you. - You did not say that you want to open a HTTPS connection. Instead you said HTTP originally in your post. -- Anyway, my localtunnel solution is easy, no tinkering required. However it is feasible only for a temporary connection, to have a quick look. For a permanent (secure, high-bandwidth) solution you need something else.
    – knb
    Mar 26, 2021 at 16:01
  • How DNS is relevant with my question or comment? Your solution seems to be a tunnel, this is not a VPN. A webVPN should be secure and private, how can it be private without authentication? How can be secure without SSL? I confirm my service is HTTP, but this is the service I need through the VPN, not the protocol of the VPN itself.
    – Tobia
    Mar 29, 2021 at 6:22
  • Yes it is a tunnel but it seems to me that is what you asked for. (Your post's title currently reads WebVPN Software for HTTP tunnel for Windows environment). - I'm done here.
    – knb
    Mar 30, 2021 at 9:26
  • You have missed just the first word.
    – Tobia
    Mar 30, 2021 at 9:42

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