Most often this is for people who want to use SillyTavern on their mobile phones while their PC runs the ST server on the same wifi network.
However, it can be used to allow remote connections from anywhere as well.
IMPORTANT: SillyTavern is a single-user program, so anyone who logs in will be able to see all characters and chats, and be able to change any settings inside the UI.
1. Managing whitelisted IPs
- Create a new text file inside your SillyTavern base install folder called
- Open the file in a text editor, add a list of IPs you want to be allowed to connect.
- Each IP must be on its own line.
- 127.0.0.1 MUST be included in the list, or you will not be able to connect on the host machine
- Individual IPs, and wildcard (*) IP ranges are accepted.
- CIDR masks are also accepted (eg. 10.0.0.0/24).
192.168.0.1 192.168.0.20 //or simply 192.168.*.*
(the above wildcard IP range will allow any device on the local network to connect)
General Purpose whitelist.txt
Copy and paste this exactly:
This will allow any device on the same network as the host machine, as well as the host machine itself, to connect to ST.
- Save the
- Restart your SillyTavern server.
config.yaml also has a
whitelist array, which you can use in the same way, but this array will be ignored if
whitelist.txt exists. We do not recommend using the config.yaml IP list, because using whitelist.txt is easier
2. Getting the IP for the ST host machine
After the whitelist has been setup, you'll need the IP of the ST-hosting device.
If the ST-hosting device is on the same wifi network, you will use the ST-host's internal wifi IP:
- For Windows: windows button > type
cmd.exein the search bar > type
ipconfigin the console, hit Enter > look for
If you (or someone else) wants to connect to your hosted ST while not being on the same network, you will need the public IP of your ST-hosting device.
- While using the ST-hosting device, access this page and look for for
IPv4. This is what you would use to connect from the remote device.
3. Connect the remote device to the ST host machine
Whatever IP you ended up with for your situation, you will put that IP address and port number into the remote device's web browser.
A typical address for an ST host on the same wifi network would look like:
Use http:// NOT https://
Opening your ST to all IPs
We do not recommend doing this, but you can open
config.yaml and change
You must remove (or rename)
whitelist.txt in the SillyTavern base install folder, if it exists.
This is usually an insecure practice, so we require you to set a username and password when you do this.
The username and password are set in
After restarting your ST server, any device will be able to connect to it, regardless of their IP as long as they know the username and password.
Still Unable To Connect?
- Create an inbound/outbound firewall rule for the port found in
config.yaml. Do NOT mistake this for port forwarding on your router, otherwise, someone could find your chat logs and that's a big no-no.
- Enable the Private Network profile type in Settings > Network and Internet > Ethernet. This is VERY important for Windows 11, otherwise, you would be unable to connect even with the aforementioned firewall rules.
HTTP Basic Authentication
The server will ask for username and password whenever a client connects via HTTP.
To enable HTTP BA, Open
config.yaml in the SillyTavern base directory and search for
basicAuthMode Set basicAuthMode to true and set username and password. Note: config.yaml will only exist if ST has been executed before at least once.
basicAuthMode: true basicAuthUser: - username: "MyUsername" - password: "MyPassword"
Save the file and restart SillyTavern if it was already running. You should be prompted for username and password when connecting to your ST. Both username and password are transmitted in plain text. If you are concerned about this, you can serve ST via HTTPS.
Start SillyTavern with TLS/SSL
To encrypt traffic from and to your ST instance, start the server with the
node server.js --ssl
As per default, ST will search for your certificates inside the /cert folder. If your files are located elsewhere, you can use the
node server.js --ssl --keyPath /home/user/certificates/privkey.pem --certPath /home/user/certificates/cert.pem
The user you're running SillyTavern with requires read permissions on the certificate files.
How to get a certificate
The simplest, quickest way to get a certificate is by using certbot.