Enable HTTP authentication for the Parse Dashboard

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

To enable basic HTTP authentication for the Parse Dashboard, please follow the steps below:

  • Stop the Parse server:

    $ sudo installdir/ stop parse
  • Edit the script at installdir/apps/parse/htdocs

    $ cd installdir/apps/parse/htdocs
    $ vim server.js
  • Edit the dashboard variable and add a new object following the example below:

    var dashboard = new ParseDashboard({
        apps: [
        users: [
                user: 'USERNAME',
                pass: 'PASSWORD'

    Remember to replace the USERNAME and PASSWORD placeholders with the desired access credentials, and ensure that there are no syntax errors, such as missing commas.

  • Restart the Parse server:

    $ sudo installdir/ restart parse
Last modification September 4, 2018