Configure Obico – Access Anywhere

Obico – Access Anywhere is a plugin for OctoPrint that allows you to access securely your server over the Internet, from any web browser or any third-party app.

This solution has many advantages:

  • No network configuration to do on your side
  • Secured access to your network over the Internet
  • Transparent integration in Printoid, everything works flawlessly in the app
  • Easy to setup

This is a paid service, since it cost a lot on hosting the servers. The first plan is free and give you up to 50MB of tunneling per month. The first supporter plan starts at $4.00 (USD) per month only (in a yearly plan) or $6.00 (USD) per month (in a monthly plan)

There is a 30-days free trial that starts after your free account creation.

SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR PRINTOID USERS : COMING SOON!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE

The developer of Printoid is not the developer of Obico. I do not develop and maintain this service at all.
Please also note that I do not earn anything if you use this service, as a user of Printoid.
Please finally note that I can’t offer you any discount for the Obico service at this time, since this is not my service at all.

CREATE YOUR OBICO ACCOUNT

Create your free Obico account from the official website and let you guided by the next steps described on the following link:

Obico Access Anywhere – Get started →

You will need to install the Obico – Access Anywhere plugin on your OctoPrint server.

Obico Access Anywhere plugin →


CONFIGURE OBICO ACCESS ANYWHERE IN PRINTOID

Printoid v19.00 (published the 07th of February, 2022) embeds a full and native support of Obico Access Anywhere:

  • Easy connection with the app portal
  • Automatic configuration of your OctoPrint profile in the app
  • Secured connection (HTTPS + basic authentication powered by the Obico service)

This can be achieved directly from the onboarding of the app (the first time you open the app and setup your first printer in the app) or later from the OctoPrint Profiles panel.

From the onboarding

There are only few steps to configure your connection to your server with OctoEverywhere:

  1. Select Obico once prompted by the app (ex-The Spaghetti Detective)
  2. Wait a few seconds, the app is performing automatic configuration
  3. Click on Connect now
  4. Login into your Obico account (or setup your printer connection as described previously)
  5. Validate!

The app will setup automatically your OctoPrint profile, including:

  • The WAN IP (OctoEverywhere provides a Shared connection URL to the app)
  • The HTTP basic authentication
  • The secured connection (HTTPS)

You’re all done. Now you can connect to your OctoPrint server with Printoid from everywhere!

From the OctoPrint profiles panel

Open the OctoPrint profiles panel, and for an existing (or a new) profile:

  1. Click on the Connect now button below the Connection with Obico section
  2. Wait a few seconds, the app is performing automatic configuration
  3. Login into your Obico account (or setup your printer connection as described previously)
  4. Validate!

You’re all done. Now you can connect to your OctoPrint server with Printoid from everywhere!

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