Security Guidelines

By default, the signac-dashboard application only listens to HTTP requests from localhost, on port 8888. Running the signac-dashboard Flask server with a configuration that makes it publicly accessible presents a critical security risk. For example, user-implemented modules may not be safe-guarded against arbitrary code execution. To enable remote access, use secure port forwarding via SSH. The use of the $where operation in searches is disabled by default and must be explicitly enabled, in which case the dashboard is vulnerable against code-injection attacks.