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Set up streams with parse-server


Before getting started, make sure you have followed this section Run parse-server locally and have a server already set up locally.

Video Tutorial

Step 1: Set up webhook route

Inside .env file you can add a new variable STREAMS_WEBHOOK_URL.

STREAMS_WEBHOOK_URL = '/streams-webhook'

Inside index.ts import streamSync plugin.

// @ts-ignore
import ParseServer from 'parse-server';
import Moralis from 'moralis';
import config from './config';
import cors from 'cors';
import express from 'express';
import http from 'http';
import ngrok from 'ngrok';
import { parseDashboard } from './parseDashboard';
import { parseServer } from './parseServer';

//Import the plugin
import { streamsSync } from '@moralisweb3/parse-server';

Set up your express app to use streamSync with your route and your API key.



//Set up streamSync
streamsSync(parseServer, {
apiKey: config.MORALIS_API_KEY,
webhookUrl: config.STREAMS_WEBHOOK_URL,



Set up ngrok.

const httpServer = http.createServer(app);
httpServer.listen(config.PORT, async () => {
if (config.USE_STREAMS) {

//Set up ngrok
const url = await ngrok.connect(config.PORT);
// eslint-disable-next-line no-console
`Moralis Server is running on port ${config.PORT} and stream webhook url ${url}${config.STREAMS_WEBHOOK_URL}`,
} else {
// eslint-disable-next-line no-console
console.log(`Moralis Server is running on port ${config.PORT}.`);

You can now build the project and start it locally.

npm run build

Start the project.

npm run start

After staring your server you shoud see a similar message in your terminal. This will be the webwook url your would use to create a stream

Moralis Server is running on port 1337 and stream webhook url

Step 2: Create a stream

To create a stream you can check the following docs Create a stream using Admin Panel or follow the Youtube Tutorial starting from minute 7:15.

You will have to provide your ngrok url that you got from the previous step.

Paste your ngrok url