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Configuring Authentication in RStudio Server Pro#


Every RStudio Server Pro user needs a local system account and home directory regardless of the authentication method used.

RStudio Server Pro (RSP) can be configured with the following authentication methods:

  • PAM with system accounts
  • PAM with LDAP and Active Directory
  • SAML 2.0
  • Proxied authentication
  • OAuth 2.0

    OAuth 2.0 Using Google - Deprecated in v1.4

    While it is still possible to configure this authentication method, note that in future releases of RStudio, starting in version 1.4, this authentication method will migrate to use OpenID Connect instead; Google itself uses OpenID as an underlying authentication mechanism. Additionally, RStudio Desktop Pro clients will be unable to connect to RSP when it is configured to use Google Authentication due to new restrictions from Google - see Google’s Notice for more information.

    For additional information, please reference the RStudio Server Pro Admin Guide.

Reference documentation for configuring authentication in RStudio Server Pro