Integrating RStudio Server Pro with Jupyter Notebooks, Launcher, and Kubernetes


Launcher is a new feature of RStudio Server Pro 1.2 that is only available under named user licensing. RStudio Server Pro 1.2 without Launcher is available under existing server-based licensing. For questions about using Launcher with RStudio Server Pro, please contact


These steps describe how to integrate RStudio Server Pro with Jupyter Notebooks running with Launcher and Kubernetes.

The most recent rstudio/r-session-complete Docker images referenced in these steps include Python and Jupyter.


This integration is intended to be performed on top of an installation of RStudio Server Pro that has already been configured with Launcher and Kubernetes.

1. Configure Launcher with Jupyter Notebooks

Add the following lines to the Launcher Jupyter configuration file:

File: /etc/rstudio/jupyter.conf


2. Restart RStudio Server Pro and Launcher Services


$ sudo rstudio-server restart
$ sudo rstudio-launcher restart

3. Test RStudio Server Pro with Launcher and Jupyter Notebooks

In your browser, navigate to the RStudio Server Pro interface and log in.

Select New Session, choose Jupyter Notebooks or JupyterLab as the IDE, then click the Start Session button.

You can then use the Jupyter Notebooks or JupyterLab interfaces.

Troubleshooting RStudio Server Pro and Jupyter

Refer to the support article on troubleshooting Jupyter Notebooks in RStudio Server Pro for additional information on troubleshooting RStudio Server Pro with Jupyter.

Additional Documentation

For more information on RStudio Server Pro and Launcher, refer to the following reference documentation: