Adding Private Python Packages

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When a Dash App is deployed on the Dash Enterprise, the
requirements.txt will install the relevant python dependencies. If you
want to add private python packages you will need amend the
requirements.txt file. This can be done via two methods: (1) using
tarballs or (2) using environment variables.

Using Tarballs

To add private python packages to a Dash App using tarballs, you need to
include the tar.gz file in your App’s root folder. For example,

-- .gitignore
-- Procfile
-- requirements.txt
-- myPackage.tar.gz


Then in the requirements.txt include:


Using Environment Variables

As of pip==10.0.0, it is possible to use environment variables within
the requirements.txt file. Thus, private python packages can be added by
using the ${VARIABLE} syntax. For example,



AUTH_USER and AUTH_PASSWORD variables can be added to your Dash App via
the Dash Enterprise UI. For more information about adding
environment variables to your Dash Apps, see
Setting Environment Variables