Flask-based web front-end for monitoring RQ queues
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rq-dashboard is a general purpose, lightweight, Flask-based web front-end to monitor your RQ queues, jobs, and workers in realtime.

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It looks like this

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$ pip install rq-dashboard

Running the dashboard

Run the dashboard standalone, like this:

$ rq-dashboard
* Running on
$ rq-dashboard --help
Usage: rq-dashboard [OPTIONS]

  Run the RQ Dashboard Flask server.

  All configuration can be set on the command line or through environment
  variables of the form RQ_DASHBOARD_*. For example RQ_DASHBOARD_USERNAME.

  A subset of the configuration (the configuration parameters used by the
  underlying flask blueprint) can also be provided in a Python module
  referenced using --config, or with a .cfg file referenced by the
  RQ_DASHBOARD_SETTINGS environment variable.

  -b, --bind TEXT               IP or hostname on which to bind HTTP server
  -p, --port INTEGER            Port on which to bind HTTP server
  --url-prefix TEXT             URL prefix e.g. for use behind a reverse proxy
  --username TEXT               HTTP Basic Auth username (not used if not set)
  --password TEXT               HTTP Basic Auth password
  -c, --config TEXT             Configuration file (Python module on search
  -H, --redis-host TEXT         IP address or hostname of Redis server
  -P, --redis-port INTEGER      Port of Redis server
  --redis-password TEXT         Password for Redis server
  -D, --redis-database INTEGER  Database of Redis server
  -u, --redis-url TEXT          Redis URL connection (overrides other
                                individual settings)
  --redis-sentinels TEXT        List of redis sentinels. Each should be
                                formatted: <host>:<port>
  --redis-master-name TEXT      Name of redis master. Only needed when using
  --interval INTEGER            Refresh interval in ms
  --extra-path TEXT             Append specified directories to sys.path
  --web-background TEXT         Background of the web interface
  --delete-jobs TEXT            Delete jobs instead of cancel
  --debug / --normal            Enter DEBUG mode
  --help                        Show this message and exit.

Integrating the dashboard in your Flask app

The dashboard can be integrated in to your own Flask app by accessing the blueprint directly in the normal way, e.g.:

from flask import Flask
import rq_dashboard

app = Flask(__name__)
app.register_blueprint(rq_dashboard.blueprint, url_prefix="/rq")

def hello():
    return "Hello World!"

if __name__ == "__main__":

If you start the Flask app on the default port, you can access the dashboard at http://localhost:5000/rq. The cli.py:main entry point provides a simple working example.


We use piptools to keep our development dependencies up to date

$ pip install --upgrade pip
$ pip install pip-tools

Now make changes to the requirements.in file, and resolve all the 2nd-level dependencies into requirements.txt like so:

$ pip-compile --annotate requirements.in

Develop in a virtualenv and make sure you have all the necessary build time (and run time) dependencies with

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Develop in the normal way with

$ python setup.py develop

Maturity notes

The RQ dashboard is currently being developed and is in beta stage.


You can also run the dashboard inside of docker, simply build the image with

$ make image

and you can then run the image, possibly modifying it with the following environment variables from their default values

  • REDIS_URL=redis://redis
  • PASSWORD=password