Installing SecureTunnel

Applies to CrossBrowserTesting SaaS, last modified on February 16, 2021

The SmartBear SecureTunnel desktop application is available to Windows and MacOs users. For Linux, download the CLI binary.

Other resources you may want to review before using the desktop app.

This app allows you to test internal web sites, local HTML files, and websites behind your firewall without the need to run a command line interface.

  • It can be ran as a standalone application or can be launched from the CrossBrowserTesting website app by clicking Local Connection for convenience.

  • It uses encrypted WebSockets over existing web channels which passes through most corporate firewalls with no network changes required.

  • It is the easiest to get setup running tunnels quickly


Download the appropriate installer:

Windows Installer

Mac Installer

Note: The installers can be automatically downloaded by logging in to and starting a tunnel via the Local Connection dialog. The website will prompt for the appropriate installer download if the app is not already installed on your machine.


Double-click the file "SBSecureTunnel.pkg" to open it and follow the installer's instructions.

Note: If the installer is blocked by Mac security for applications downloaded from the Internet, hold CTRL key down, right-click the installer and select open
Secure Tunnel MacOS installer

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Double-click the file "SBSecureTunnel.msi" A Windows Defender Smartscreen alert may pop up. Click More info, then Run anyway to proceed with installation. Your application should be automatically launched.

Secure Tunnel Windows installer

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Next step: Starting the SmartBear SecureTunnel App.

See Also

Starting SecureTunnel
Running SecureTunnel on the Command Line

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