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Requirements for RStudio Connect#

We recommend viewing our Platform Support page, which offers an in-depth overview of RStudio's Platform Support strategy and lists our supported operating systems and browsers.

Supported Linux distributions#

  • RHEL/CentOS Linux 7 and 81

    CentOS 8 Alternatives

    If you are using CentOS 8 alternatives, like Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux, then you must use the Manual Installation instructions to install Connect.

  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04 and 20.04

  • SUSE Linux 12 SP5
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP1 / openSUSE 15


Within each version of a Linux distribution, we support the latest patch release or service pack. The RStudio Platform Support page explains the support period for each Linux distribution. We currently only offer installers for the x86-64 architecture and require root privileges both to install and run RStudio Connect. For additional information about RStudio root and privilege requirements, see the RStudio Professional Product Root & Privileged Requirements support article.

  • 4+ CPUs
  • 8+ GB of RAM
  • 100+ GB of disk storage

Browser requirements#

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox

IE 11 - End of Support

Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported by RStudio server products.

On August 17, 2020, Microsoft announced that they would be gradually ending support for IE 11 over the subsequent 12 months. We will continue to offer support services for RStudio professional products to customers with a valid subscription until August 17, 2021. The existing RStudio Team products (RStudio Workbench, RStudio Connect, and RStudio Package Manager) have all been tested and support IE 11; however, no new products will be tested against IE 11 -- even those released before 8/17/2021. We encourage our customers using IE 11 to migrate to a supported browser as described in our platform support documentation before Microsoft ends support for it in August.

Please see our Platform Support page for a list of supported browsers.

  1. There are multiple distribution options, such as Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux, which state they are 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8. These distributions can be used as long as they stay 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8, but we will only test and reproduce issues on RHEL 8. Furthermore, CentOS Stream is not a 1:1 binary compatible distribution and so is not supported by RStudio. 

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