Plex WebTools

Plex WebTools is a plugin for Plex that allows installation of extra modules including subtitle management.

WebTools runs on its own ports; 42180 and 21090 have been automatically generated for you, but you may use other 5 digit port between 10000 and 65535. This guide will set it up to use HTTPS, however the HTTP port still needs to be unique.

Installation

  1. SSH to your slot

  2. Download the latest release of WebTools: wget https://github.com/ukdtom/WebTools.bundle/releases/download/3.0.0/WebTools.bundle.zip

  3. Extract WebTools to the correct directory: unzip WebTools.bundle.zip -d ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins"

  4. Edit the first configuration file: nano ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins/WebTools.bundle/Contents/DefaultPrefs.json"

    Underneath "id":"WEB_Port_https", change "default":"33433" to "default":"42180".

    Underneath "id":"WEB_Port_http", change "default":"33400" to "default":"21090".

    Underneath "id":"Force_SSL", change "default":"false" to "default":"true" and then save the file.

  5. Edit the second configuration file: nano ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-in Support/Preferences/com.plexapp.plugins.WebTools.xml"

    Change <Force_SSL>false</Force_SSL> to <Force_SSL>true</Force_SSL>

    Add 42180 between <WEB_Port_https> </WEB_Port_https> and then save the file.
    Add 21090 between <WEB_Port_http> </WEB_Port_http> and then save the file.

  6. Restart Plex by running plex-install.

Access WebTools at https://server.whatbox.ca:42180 and log in with your Plex account.