Upgrading to FlowFuse Enterprise

For self-managed FlowFuse installations without a license you can unlock more features with a enterprise license. As an admin a license can be uploaded to FlowFuse in the admin panel, under the settings tab. When a license is uploaded a restart of the forge app is required.

After the forge application has restarted, the Node-RED runtimes need to be updated to leverage these features. As restarting Node-RED might need to be coordinated, FlowFuse will not automatically restart all instances.

Enabling FlowFuse User Authentication for @flowfuse/node-red-dashboard

Included with the Enterprise licensed FlowFuse is the ability to use FlowFuse Authentication to control access to Dashboards and to have the user information passed to the Node-RED Flow.

This is enabled by installing a Node-RED plugin @flowfuse/node-red-dashboard-2-user-addon. To install this plugin you will require a npm authentication token. To request one please contact support@flowfuse.com.

Once you have been supplied with a authentication token please follow these steps:

  1. Under the Admin Settings page, open the Templates tab and edit the template
  2. On the Palette page of the Template settings add the following to the "Node Catalogues" list https://catalog.flowfuse.com/catalogue.json
  3. In the "NPM configuration file" section you will need to add
    replacing <npm_auth_token> with the token supplied earlier
  4. Click on the "Save changes" button
  5. Any existing Node-RED instances will need to be restarted to pick up the changes to the template
  6. Once restarted you should be able to install the @flowfuse/node-red-dashboard-2-user-addon from the Palette Manage menu in the Node-RED instance.