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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#

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 81
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS Linux 7
  • Amazon Linux 2
  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP3 / openSUSE 15.3


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

Via information provided from our licensing vendor, Linux hardware should be from within the past 8-10 years. Hardware outside of that range may not be supported and therefore, none of the RStudio licensed products will work on older CPUs. Additional information is provided here.

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.

Off-host content execution requirements (Kubernetes)#

Beta Feature

Using RStudio Connect with the Job Launcher to enable off-host execution on Kubernetes is currently in beta. The use of this feature in production environments is not recommended. To receive updates on this feature, including when it will be made generally available, please sign up for our Product Information email list.

Additional requirements for off-host execution with RStudio Connect in Kubernetes are listed in the documentation.

  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.