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Bitnami package for Parse Server

Bitnami by VMware | 6.5.5-0 on Debian 12

Linux/Unix, Debian 12 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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No Real Docs, Lot's of Guessing On Setup/Config

  • August 03, 2021
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I'm a few days into trying to get this setup.

So far I feel like I've got the majority working, setup SSL cert with the included let's encrypt script and connecting over https is working fine.

The one thing I can NOT get to work no matter what I do or try is getting live queries working. The Parse log says it's started but when I try to run subscribe on a class using the client js sdk latest version I get a websocket connection to my domain using wss:// failed. Apache logs show a string of 403 errors each time the websocket tries to connect.

The few docs that are out there for this AMI are outdated and refer to a server.js file under /opt/bitnami/apps/parse but they've clearly changed the structure and how you set the config settings for Parse. They now use a config.json file which is fine but it would have been handy to have had some documentation somewhere explaining that initially.

Submitting a support request or asking for help in the bitnami community is pretty much a waste of time. The goto response there is almost always "it's a parse thing, go look at their docs" lol. Well it's not, it's a bitnami server stack issue and I'm fairly confident an issue with how the proxy in apache is configured but we'll never know I guess lol.

I'm going to beat my head against this wall until the end of the day I think, at that point I'm going to just delete the instance and start over using the beanstalk build and see if I can't get a little further with that.

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Dashboard is Blank with floating Images and No Guide on how to Install LetsEncrypt

  • May 21, 2020
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After logging to the platform, the dashboard is blank (White) with floating Images (red,blue and green) and No Guide on how to Install LetsEncrypt.
We have wasted 2days hoping this will work perfectly.

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Unable to connect parse server to Android application

  • May 16, 2020
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Please help how to connect Parse server with Android 3.6.0 application.I have done the SSH client setup but unable to initialise Parse connection with Android 3.6.0


Saved Me Some Time

  • April 25, 2019
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Needed to quickly bring up a Parse server for some testing that I'm doing and this appeared to do the trick. As others have mentioned the documentation is a bit sparse, particularly around the configuration of the 'server.js' file but overall I felt it was quicker then trying to configure one from scratch using a standard linux distribution.

With some better documentation I could put it as a 5-star product but it's still pretty good overall and can save you some time.


Very good on android

  • December 29, 2017
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very good on mobile application, there are not a lot of documentation on how to install for computer but this is very solid !

    James Falade

Easy to set up

  • April 22, 2016
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The server is easy to set up for the first time. The documentation does not cover all aspects of the sever though. For instance, I had problems setting up the "server.js" file. It took up to 3 days before I got it right. Logs are also had to find to discover reasons why the server could not be started.

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