Running SilverBullet locally on your machine is cool and all, but you likely want to access it from elsewhere as well (other machines on your network, your mobile device), perhaps even from outside your home. For this you either need to use a VPN, or expose SB to the public Internet via HTTPS.

In either scenario, be sure to enable some sort of Authentication.

There’s two parts to this process:

  1. Run the SilverBullet server itself somewhere, following the Install instructions
  2. Exposing this server to the network/Internet

In all scenarios (that are not local) you have to access SilverBullet via HTTPS, otherwise certain features (such offline-support) won’t work.

People have found various simple to more complex ways of achieving this.

  • Using ngrok is likely the easiest solution to exposing your locally running SilverBullet to the Internet. Note that “locally running” can mean your own local machine, but can still refer to running it on a server in your network (like a Raspberry Pi).
  • Caddy: the easiest solution to expose SilverBullet running on a publicly accessible server to the Internet (but local network as well using Tailscale)
  • Authelia setup hints