Changing listening address in dev mode


I’m trying to do a quick boundary proof of concept to test out the automated provisioning of database credentials when combined with vault and postgres.

I started boundary in dev mode in ec2 but I’m having a hard time configuring it to listen on the public ip of the instance. Is that possible? I can port forward and get to, but the database target assigns a random port so testing is painful.

I tried "boundary dev -addr=http://[public ip]:9200 but it always binds to


There are several flags to control the various listeners in dev mode, such as api-listen-address – check the output of help via boundary dev -h to see the full list. Dev mode is quite configurable!

Hi, thanks for the reply. I ended up using api-listen-address= which is fine for this POC.