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Remote access to UM3 API from a web server

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Posted · Remote access to UM3 API from a web server

Hi community,

 

Did anyone ever tried to access the Ultimaker 3 API from a web server ?

 

On my UM3E I can access the API from local network IP.

But I can only do this when I am on the same WIFI network.

 

I would like to send requests to the API from a website hosted on AWS.

I think I will need to set up some NAT to access the printer from "outside".

 

If some of you have feedbacks and tips on it, I'll be glad to ear.

 

Thanks

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Posted · Remote access to UM3 API from a web server

Unless you know what you are doing: don't.

 

The UM3 firmware is not designed to be secure enough to face the internet. Unless you want your printer to be controllable by a random script-kiddie, do NOT connect your printer directly to the internet.

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Posted · Remote access to UM3 API from a web server

Thanks for your answer.

So your recommandation is to have a third part (like a local server) to manage the communication between the website and the UM3 ?

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Posted · Remote access to UM3 API from a web server

Some sort of VPN solution would be much better than opening up your UM3 to the world. It does not have to be "3rd party".

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