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Using Remote Access

Did you know that you can access your Lab of Things Home Hubs from anywhere on Earth? This guide explains where to find the remote access URL for a Home Hub, and shows you how to grant access to other users.

Get the Remote Access URL for a Home Hub

Follow these steps to get the remote access URL for a Home Hub. Note that each Hub will have a unique URL based on the Home ID that was provided during initial configuration.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the dashboard for the Hub: http://localhost:51430/guiweb/.
  2. Click Settings to open the Settings page. Here you can configure settings for the Hub. Scroll down the page and you will see the URL for remote access listed there.

    settings_page_URL
  3. You can use this URL to access that particular Hub (in this example the Hub is named “will”).

Grant Remote Access to a User

If you want other users to access the Hub, you must explicitly grant them access. Each user must have a valid Microsoft account. For security the remote access link won’t work for a user until you have added the user’s Microsoft account.

The following steps show you how to grant another user remote access to a Hub.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the dashboard for the Hub: http://localhost:51430/guiweb/.
  2. Click Settings to open the Settings page. Scroll down to Users.
  3. To add a new user, click Add Users.

    settings_page_Users
  4. Enter the user’s name and email address. Note that the email address must be associated with a valid Microsoft account. Users will be prompted for their Microsoft account credentials the first time they access the Hub.
  5. Click Add User to add the user. You will be prompted to sign in with your own Microsoft credentials. After this the user will be added to the list.

    settings_page_Add-User
  6. You will now see the new user in the Users list on the Settings page.

    settings_page_User-List
  7. To remove a user, click the Remove button next to the user you want to remove.

Last edited Aug 28, 2014 at 7:11 PM by willum070, version 4

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