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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi naveer yazdan,

    Please check THIS support article about how to add web pages to the Nx Witness Desktop client.

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    naveer yazdan

    Hi Norman,

    Thanks for your reply. I have seen that and that works for URL address in this format: http://support.networkoptix.com. I need to open the file on my local drive and the URL address is file:///C:/CCTV/index.htm but this is not accepted.

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi naveer yazdan,

    You need to host the page in some way. In this way you also could make the page accessible outside the network, through port forwarding, VPN or domain name.

    I have used a NodeRED instance for such solution; see THIS article. A translation button is on the top right.

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    naveer yazdan

    This looks like what I need. i shall give it a go. Thanks.

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    naveer yazdan

    Hi Norman,

    I tried the NodeRED but couldn't figure out how to run it or access it inside the NX Witness client. I also used windows IIS and managed to get a simple HTML file going with a button that I linked to a .BAT file. However, this would only work when used in IE and NX Witness like Chrome or other browsers would not allow running the .BAT or .EXE applications. Does NodeRED allow running executable programs? once I created a flow and deployed it, how do I access it in Nx Witness? What is the URL?

    Many thanks, Naveed

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi naveer yazdan,

    The URL for the NodeRED instance is equal to the IP address of the device it is install on and can be entered by added the correct port. The default port is 1880. If you want to access the dashboard, you add /ui to the URL.

    So, to access the NodeRED instance:

    http://<server_IP>:1880

    And to access the NodeRED dashboard:

    http://<server_IP>:1880/ui 

    If you want to connect to NodeRED outside the network, you forward the server IP address upon NodeRED is running through port 1880, and you can use the external IP address:1880 to access the instance from outside the network. Additional security would be mandatory.

    Another option could be the use of a VPN, which is typically more secure that forwarding a port.

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