Setting up a dedicated NxCloud VM


  1. Login to your AWS Console and select the top image published here
  2. Launch a new instance from that AMI
  3. Recommended instance type: t3.2xlarge
  4. You will need to SSH into the instance once it's created:
  5. Networking:
    • Allow the instance to receive HTTP and HTTPS traffic
    • Allow SSH from your current IP
  6. Leave the storage options as they are
  7. "Launch instance"
  8. Wait 10 minutes, then navigate to your instance's IP in the browser. You should see the NxCloud dashboard!

NxCloud landing page

Your NxCloud URL

  1. At this point, your instance will have a public IP accessible from the browser.
    • You can consider this IP the URL of NxCloud, and proceed with the below steps and all will work fine!
  2. You might want, however, to add a Load Balancer in front of the instance, with an explicit domain (e.g.
    • This is strongly recommended because you will be able to upgrade/restart/re-configure your NxCloud EC2 instance while keeping the NxCloud URL static.
    • Create an application load balancer
    • You will need to create a certificate for your domain to assign to the LB
    • And you will need to target your EC2 instance from the LB
    • You should now have a permanent domain pointing to your NxCloud instance

Once you have your NxCloud URL proceed to the below steps!

Configuring your NxCloud instance

  1. Create a new myconfiguration.yaml file with the below contents
1# This is all you need to get the baseline of your nx-cloud instance configured! 2 3# Set the external URL your instance is running on. This is the URL from the previous step 4nxCloudAppURL: '' # make sure no backslash is at the end 5 6secret: 7 # set your initial admin password for logging into the app 8 adminPassword: 'correcthorsebatterystaple' 9
  1. Apply the configuration:
1scp -i ./<path-to-your-ssh-pem-file>.pem -r ./myconfiguration.yaml nx-cloud@<your-instance-ip>:~/config/user/update.yaml 2

That's it! After a few minutes, you should be able to log-in with:

  • username: admin
  • password: <the-password-you-set-above>

Applying the license

Once you log-in, you will see an organisation has been created for you.

  1. You can rename it or create a new organization.
  2. Navigate to your new organization's page and send us it's id
    • It should look something like this:
  3. We will then give you a License Key which you can apply on your org's billing page

Connecting to your NxCloud instance

In your Nx workspace, you can enable NxCloud by running:

1NX_CLOUD_API="" npx nx connect 2

If it doesn't work, there might be an issue with unrecognized certificates on your instance. You can try running with:


Although we have a full guide here for dealing with self-signed certificates.

Advanced configuration and auth

You can optionally enable authentication using your preferred SSO provider:

  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • GitLab
  • SAML (Okta, Azure AD etc.)
1# This is all you need to get the baseline of your nx-cloud instance configured! 2 3# only use this if you'd like to use any of the newer NxCloud version from here: 4# global.imageTag: '' 5 6# Set the external URL your instance is running on 7nxCloudAppURL: '' # make sure no backslash is at the end 8 9# Uncomment (along with github secrets below) to enable working with GitHub pull requests or github auth 10#github: 11# auth: 12# enabled: false 13# pr: 14# apiUrl: '' # this is only needed if you have a self-hosted github instance 15 16#gitlab: 17# apiUrl: '' # this is only needed if you have a self-hosted gitlab instance 18# auth: 19# enabled: false 20 21# we do not support self-hosted bitbucket instances 22#bitbucket: 23# auth: 24# enabled: false 25 26#saml: 27# auth: 28# enabled: false 29 30# Provide plaintext values for your application to use. We will extract them, 31# store them within the application runtime, and scrub the plaintext ones from 32# the filesystem 33secret: 34 # set your initial admin password for logging into the app 35 # see here: 36 adminPassword: 'correcthorsebatterystaple' 37 38 # If you want to enable GitHub Login, just provide your client id & secret, we handle the rest 39 # see here: 40 githubAuthClientId: 'my_client_id' 41 githubAuthClientSecret: 'my_client_secret' 42 43 # The same goes for GitLab authentication 44 # see here: 45 # gitlabAppId: 'my_gitlab_app_id' 46 # gitlabAppSecret: 'my_gitlab_app_secret' 47 48 # Bitbucket too! If these are uncommented, BB auth is automatically enabled 49 # see here: 50 # bitbucketAppId: 'bitbucket_app_id' 51 # bitbucketAppSecret: 'bitbucket_app_secret' 52 53 # SAML auth 54 # see here: 55 # samlEntryPoint: 'your_saml_entry_point' 56 # samlCert: 'saml_cert' 57


We send out emails with every new NxCloud release to all our Enterprise customers:

  1. You can view your current version at the /version route:
  2. And these are the latest NxCloud releases

To upgrade to a newer version, add the below line to your myconfiguration.yml file:

1global: 2 imageTag: '2306.01.2' # set the version of nx-cloud you'd like 3

And apply the changes:

1scp -r ./myconfiguration.yaml nx-cloud@<your-instance-ip>:~/config/user/update.yaml 2