Installation and usage
- Unpack the tarball. (Get it here.)
- Add the appropriate binaries into your
- Create a user ID and password in the ntla database with ntla_passwd.
- You also have to agree to the EULA.
- If you have a license key, install it with
ntla_server -lic license_filename.
- If you do not install a license key, the server will refuse to start after 32 days.
- Run the server.
- In your web browser, visit (for example) http://localhost:18022.
Command line arguments
ntla_passwd [-db path/to/ntla.db] username
Create a user ID/password in the given ntla database, or reset the password for an existing user ID.
You can use your regular username, or a different one. You can create multiple IDs, although that’s pretty pointless — they’ll all run “as you”, after all.
The password is read from the terminal.
If you plan to let your browser remember the password anyway, you might as well pick a good one. Especially if you run ntla facing the public Internet. (Which is not yet recommended.)
ntla_server [-db path/to/ntla.db] -lic path/to/license/key.txt
Install a license key in the database and exit
ntla_server [-db path/to/ntla.db]
[-notls | [-tls] -priv path/to/private/key.pem -pub path/to/public/key.pem]
-db defaults to $HOME/.ntla.db
-root defaults to $HOME/.ntla
hostname-or-IP-address defaults to localhost
port defaults to 18022
If you give a hostname or IP address that’s not “localhost”, then you must either specify -notls, or use -priv/-pub to specify a public and private key. Note that “127.0.0.1” does not count as “localhost”.
The server can do TLS or non-TLS. In the common case where you’re talking to it via ssh port forwarding, TLS seemed redundant, so it’s optional.
If you’re running ntla on a remote machine, and it’s listening on localhost:18022 (the default), and you want to access it via ssh port forwarding, then your local ssh command is going to look something like this
ssh -L 18022:localhost:18022 $dest_server
Buy a key here. You’ll get an email with something like this in it.
-----BEGIN LICENSE----- Version: 1 Name: Your Name Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Product: ntla Key: a_long_string_of_hex_digits_ending_in_equals= -----END LICENSE-----
Paste this into a text file, and run
ntla_server -lic path/to/that/file.txt