As you know niostreamer has it's rich web control panel.

Earlier, instance registration required interaction with internal REST API of niostreamer using curl command. Registration process could be done using command like this:

curl -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/v1/saas/instances/register \
     -H "X-Account-Key: AA1SXDJVUT277LNMM6P" \
     -H "X-Account-Secret: 2ithtayHRCetYkOh9r9IoYZqPcZ0oAj8DJrO5Sb8"

It works but requires too many steps for such a simple use-case.

Since version 0.1.256 Niostreamer support new simple method of registration new instance in web control panel.

When you start niostreamer first time you will see in logs message about instance registration status and link to activate instance:

2021-07-04 15:18:30.143799 info Niostreamer version: 0.1.256
2021-07-04 15:18:30.154345 info [geoip] File /etc/niostreamer/conf.d/GeoLite2-Country.mmdb does not exist. Skipping
2021-07-04 15:18:30.187350 info [geoip] File /etc/niostreamer/conf.d/GeoLite2-ASN.mmdb does not exist. Skipping
2021-07-04 15:18:30.188416 info [http-server] server started: 0.0.0.0:8080
2021-07-04 15:18:30.188455 info [core] VHost 'http-instance-api' started
2021-07-04 15:18:30.202712 error [saas-manager] Cannot open settings file: bad file descriptor. Ignore.
2021-07-04 15:18:31.147608 info [saas] This instance is not registered.

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| To register instance in control panel please follow the steps:
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| 1. Log into your account on https://niostreamer.com
| 2. Copy and open this link to activate instance: https://niostreamer.com/activate?token=XVXXSBCSCS6P3BVGRKSTPAQKRTCZJIF4R0A2HIJJ
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2021-07-04 15:20:56.432473 info [saas] Instance has been registered in control panel
2021-07-04 15:21:10.342530 info [saas] First sync received

The only step you should do is to open link https://niostreamer.com/activate?token=XVXXSBCSCS6P3BVGRKSTPAQKRTCZJIF4R0A2HIJJ in you browser when logged in niostreamer account. Once done the rest of steps will happened automatically:

Screenshot-2021-07-05-at-01.35.06

In few seconds the instance will be activated and you will be redirected to instances page.

Enjoy!