Deploy a Streamlit app on Ploomber in seconds with this guide.

First, create an account.

To deploy a Streamlit app you need at least two files:

  1. Your application file (

  2. A dependencies file (requirements.txt)

Application file#

Your must be a Streamlit application. An example is available here.


To deploy a new project, list your dependencies in a (requirements.txt). You must include the streamlit package. If you’re using pandas and numpy together, your requirements.txt file will look like this:

# sample requirements.txt

Testing locally#

To test your Streamlit app, create a virtual environment and install the packages:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Then run the following command to start the application:

streamlit run


Deploy from the menu

Once you have all your files, create a zip file.

To deploy a Streamlit app from the deployment menu, follow these instructions:

Try an example

To download and deploy an example Streamlit application start by installing Ploomber Cloud and setting your API key:

pip install ploomber-cloud
ploomber-cloud key YOUR-KEY


If you don’t have an API key yet, follow the instructions here.

Now, download an example. It will prompt you for a location to download the app. To download in the current directory, just press enter.

ploomber-cloud examples streamlit/data-viz


A full list of Streamlit example apps is available here.

You should see a confirmation with instructions on deploying your app. Now, navigate to your application:

cd location-you-entered/data-viz

Deploy from the CLI

Initialize and deploy your app with:

ploomber-cloud init
ploomber-cloud deploy --watch


To ensure your app doesn’t break on re-deployments, pin your dependencies.

Production deployments#

Ploomber has features to help you deploy production-ready Streamlit apps


Our integration with Auth0 allows you to easily add authentication to any Streamlit app. There’s no need to modify your Streamlit app code, only pass your Auth0 configuration parameters. Check out the sample app.


Connecting to a DB#

You can use the st.connection API for connecting to a database from a Streamlit app. Check out this sample app that demonstrates DB connection.

You can set the SQLAlchemy URI of your DB as an environment variable DB_URI and pass it using the url argument:

import streamlit as st
from os import environ

conn = st.connection(name="db_connection",

You can pass any relevant value as the name argument. When deploying on Ploomber Cloud the DB_URI value needs to be set as a secret:

Note that the database URI is a SQLAlchemy URI and should have the format:


Here’s an example of a Postgres connection URI:


To learn more about the URI format refer to the documentation.

Other features#

Ploomber Cloud supports many features to help you build Streamlit applications quickly!


By default applications run with Python 3.11. Refer to this section for customized deployments. Here is a sample Docker-based Streamlit application.