If you’ve ever wanted to reclaim a Plex server, you might be wondering how to do it. Luckily, Plex recently made the process much easier. The first step is to sign into your account and claim your server. Once the server is claimed, it will automatically be reinstalled and ready to use.
Create an SSH tunnel to reclaim a plex server
If you have a Windows machine that is not on the same network as the server, you can use an SSH tunnel to access the server. This tunnel can be created using the free Windows SSH client, Putty. Next, open Plex’s hostname in a web browser. After a few seconds, you should see a green tick and the server should be accessible from outside the network. You can use this URL on any device to access Plex.
The Plex server uses SSH as its protocol. It uses a public key and keypair to authenticate users. After connecting to the server using Putty, you’ll be prompted with some basic information, such as the host name and IP address. You’ll also notice that the default port for Plex is 22.
Reboot a plex server
If you’re using Plex as your media server, you might need to reboot the server from time to time. For instance, the server may have to reboot when the operating system needs to update its files. To manually reboot Plex, you can use the command prompt. You can also reboot the server after it’s under maintenance.
After rebooting the server, make sure that you disconnect the device from the outlet. Press the menu button and use the down arrow until the “cold” text appears. When you see the “cold” icon, click “OK”. Now, your Plex media server should be running again. Make sure that you have the latest version of Plex installed. Also, make sure that you have the right application running on your computer. If you have any virtual private networks running on the server, turn them off.
Another way to reboot a Plex server is to install the PlexService application. The application is designed to make Plex run as a Windows service. Make sure that you have the proper user account. If not, you can install the PMS Service application and set it to run as a service.
Sign into your account on a plex server
In order to reclaim a Plex server, you must be logged into your account on the server. You can do this by signing in to the Plex dashboard or by using a CLI. After you sign in, click on “Claim your server.” Your server should now appear as an Authorized Device in Plex. Now, you can claim the server and use it.
You should find an entry for the Plex server under “Devices” in the Settings menu. The entry will have your username, email address, and the status of your Plex Home. Make sure you change the password of any guest accounts. You should also ensure that you’ve turned on Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on the server.
If you’re still having trouble signing in, you’re probably having issues with your local network or your computer’s date/time. In most cases, this problem is caused by the date/time being incorrectly set on the server. A mismatch can invalidate the security certificate for the server. If you’re still having trouble signing in after doing this, simply correct the date/time on the server. The server uses a time server to automatically update its date/time.