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How to use my local browser and get access to the server on Circle CI with port-forwarding

This helped me to debug a failing test, that was only happening on the CircleCI Server.

How to do it?

  1. Go to Details Job Page on the Circle CI app and re-run the job as Rerun Job with SSH. image

  2. You should be able to find an additional step called Enable SSH, just expand it to see a command similar to this ssh -p 64625 ubuntu@54.221.135.43 but with minor differences (the port number and IP address will be different). Copy the command into your terminal.

  3. Paste it and append this -L 3000:localhost:4000. With this, every request happening on the port 4000 (CircleCI server) will be forwarded to my local computer in the port 3000, so my local browser can reach the CircleCI server directly.

    $ ssh -p 64625 ubuntu@54.221.135.43 -L 3000:localhost:4000

  4. Lastly, change of directory, go to your application folder and serve your app in port 4000.

    $ cd my-app-directory && <command to serve your app>

    In this example, I ran yarn run dev which runs a server on the port 4000.

  5. Go to the browser and visit the localhost:3000.

Learned by rogelio-alatorre on Mar 12, 2021

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Test your CircleCi build locally

The CircleCI CLI allows you to locally validate your config.yml and run some or all non-parallelized jobs locally:
To Validate the config:
$ circleci config validate
To Run a job:
$ circleci local execute --job JOB_NAME
To Run the workflow:
circleci local execute
To know more visit the CircleCi Docs

Learned by Eduardo GutiƩrrez on Feb 23, 2021

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