Upgrade Parse Server

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 upgrade the Bitnami Parse Server Stack to the latest version, follow the steps below:

  • Change to the root user:

    $ sudo su
  • Stop the Parse server:

    $ installdir/ stop parse
  • Update with npm:

    $ cd installdir/apps/parse/htdocs
    $ npm update -g npm
    $ npm install parse-server parse-dashboard
    $ ../bnconfig --machine_hostname *localhost*

    Remember to replace the localhost placeholder with the public IP of your machine.

  • Change file permissions:

    $ chown bitnami:daemon -R .
  • Restart the Parse server:

    $ installdir/ restart parse
Last modification August 31, 2018