Getting Started with Dash Enterprise

This documentation is for Dash Enterprise.
Dash Enterprise is the fastest way to write & deploy Dash apps and
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About Dash Enterprise

Dash Enterprise is a platform that facilitates the development and deployment of data apps written in Python.
You can expect to:

Choosing Your Development Environment

Dash Enterprise features an IDE capability called Workspaces.
You can choose to write your Dash apps using Workspaces or from a code editor on your workstation—or
a mix of both. The Dash Enterprise Guide and library documentation cover both types of workflows.

With Workspaces, your app files live in a workspace dedicated to your app. You access the workspace in your browser after logging in to Dash Enterprise,
and it comes pre-installed with Python, pip, Git, the Dash Enterprise CLI, and more.


Without Workspaces, your app files live on your workstation. To develop your app and deploy it to
Dash Enterprise, you need to install Python, pip, Git, the Dash Enterprise CLI, and a code editor on your workstation.

Language note: Throughout these docs, we use the term workstation to refer to the computer you use for work. It’s also sometimes called your local machine. Working directly on your workstation is synonymous with working locally.

Choose a workflow to continue. If you start with Workspaces and later change your mind, you can download your app’s code from its workspace.

Logging in to Dash Enterprise

The login URL for Dash Enterprise varies according to the domain your administrator chose. Obtain the login URL from your administrator to access Dash Enterprise.

Depending on how your administrator has configured login to Dash Enterprise, you might be expected to create your account, log in with a temporary password,
or use single sign-on (SSO). If you have any questions about logging in, contact your administrator.

Accessing the App Manager

Once you’re logged in, Dash Enterprise opens to the Portal (https://&lt;your-dash-enterprise-server&gt;/portal). The Portal acts as the home page for your Dash Enterprise instance;
it’s where end users go to view your organization’s apps all in one place. The Portal might be empty if your organization has just started using Dash Enterprise. To add and manage apps, you need to switch to another part of the Dash Enterprise interface called the App Manager.

Navigate from the Portal to the App Manager by selecting Apps > App Manager.


You’re taken to a list of apps created by others in your organization. This list is probably different from what you saw in the Portal—
this is because the Portal only displays apps that were set to Visible in Portal by their owners. Note that app owners can also
set co-owners and restrict who can access their apps,
which affect what you see in the App Manager and Portal, respectively, unless you are a Dash Enterprise administrator.

The list of apps (https://&lt;your-dash-enterprise-server&gt;/apps) in the App Manager is also where you can