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dashboard fro managing parse-server apps
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Parse Dashboard docker

run parse-dashboard with docker-compose

wget https://github.com/monkeydri/parse-dashboard-docker/raw/master/docker-compose.yml
APP_ID={appId} MASTER_KEY={masterKey} SERVER_URL={http://localhost:1337/parse} docker-compose up -d

Configuring Parse Dashboard with json config file

You can also start the dashboard from the command line with a config file. To do this, create a new file called parse-dashboard-config.json inside your local Parse Dashboard directory hierarchy. The file should match the following format:

{
  "apps": [
    {
      "serverURL": "http://localhost:1337/parse",
      "appId": "myAppId",
      "masterKey": "myMasterKey",
      "appName": "MyApp"
    }
  ]
}

You can then start the dashboard using docker-compose with file volume mounted from host into parse-dashboard container at pat /src/ParseDashboard/dashboard-config.json

wget https://github.com/monkeydri/parse-dashboard-docker/raw/master/docker-compose.yml
APP_ID={appId} MASTER_KEY={masterKey} SERVER_URL={http://localhost:1337/parse} docker-compose up -d

Managing Multiple Apps

Managing multiple apps from the same dashboard is also possible. Simply add additional entries into the parse-dashboard-config.json file's "apps" array.

You can manage self-hosted Parse Server apps, and apps that are hosted on Parse.com from the same dashboard. In your config file, you will need to add the restKey and javascriptKey as well as the other paramaters, which you can find on dashboard.parse.com. Set the serverURL to http://api.parse.com/1:

{
  "apps": [
    {
      "serverURL": "https://localhost:1337/v1",
      "appId": "myAppId1",
      "masterKey": "myMasterKey1",
      "javascriptKey": "myJavascriptKey",
      "restKey": "myRestKey",
      "appName": "My Parse Server App 1"
    },
    {
      "serverURL": "http://localhost:1338/v1", 
      "appId": "myAppId2",
      "masterKey": "myMasterKey2",
      "appName": "My Parse Server App 2"
    }
  ]
}

App Icon Configuration

Parse Dashboard supports adding an optional icon for each app, so you can identify them easier in the list. To do so, you must use the configuration file, define an iconsFolder in it, and define the iconName parameter for each app (including the extension). The path of the iconsFolder is relative to the configuration file. To visualize what it means, in the following example icons is a directory located under the same directory as the configuration file:

{
  "apps": [
    {
      "serverURL": "http://localhost:1337/parse",
      "appId": "myAppId",
      "masterKey": "myMasterKey",
      "appName": "My Parse Server App",
      "iconName": "MyAppIcon.png",
    }
  ],
  "iconsFolder": "icons"
}

Other Configuration Options

You can set appNameForURL in the config file for each app to control the url of your app within the dashboard. This can make it easier to use bookmarks or share links on your dashboard.

To change the app to production, simply set production to true in your config file. The default value is false if not specified.

Deploying Parse Dashboard

Preparing for Deployment

Make sure the server URLs for your apps can be accessed by your browser. If you are deploying the dashboard, then localhost urls will not work. URL in dashboard config must be the URL recheable from where the dashboard will be accessed from (web browser).

Security Considerations

In order to securely deploy the dashboard without leaking your apps master key, you will need to use HTTPS and Basic Authentication.

The deployed dashboard detects if you are using a secure connection. If you are deploying the dashboard behind a load balancer or proxy that does early SSL termination, then the app won't be able to detect that the connection is secure. In this case, you can start the dashboard with the --allowInsecureHTTP=1 option. You will then be responsible for ensureing that your proxy or load balancer only allows HTTPS.

Default value for allowInsecureHTTP is 1 on parse-dashboard but if not set in command line when using docker-compose it defaults to an empty string which results in allowInsecureHTTP to be set to 0.

Configuring Basic Authentication

You can configure your dashboard for Basic Authentication by adding usernames and passwords your parse-dashboard-config.json configuration file:

{
  "apps": [{"...": "..."}],
  "users": [
    {
      "user":"user1",
      "pass":"pass"
    },
    {
      "user":"user2",
      "pass":"pass"
    }
  ]
}

Separating App Access Based on User Identity

If you have configured your dashboard to manage multiple applications, you can restrict the management of apps based on user identity.

To do so, update your parse-dashboard-config.json configuration file to match the following format:

{
  "apps": [{"...": "..."}],
  "users": [
     {
       "user":"user1",
       "pass":"pass1",
       "apps": [{"appId": "myAppId1"}, {"appId": "myAppId2"}]
     },
     {
       "user":"user2",
       "pass":"pass2",
       "apps": [{"appId": "myAppId1"}]
     }  ]
}

The effect of such a configuration is as follows:

When user1 logs in, he/she will be able to manage appId1 and appId2 from the dashboard.

When user2 logs in, he/she will only be able to manage appId1 from the dashboard.

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