Security features in RStudio Server Pro


A key feature of RStudio Server Pro is enhanced security and authentication.

Secure Authentication

RStudio Server Pro supports authentication via LDAP, Active Directory, Google Accounts, and system accounts. It also has full support for Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) and for Kerberos via PAM. It can also be configured for custom authentication via a proxied HTTP header.

Secure Networking

RStudio Server Pro supports encrypted traffic using SSL/TLS (SSLv3, TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2). It also supports restricting IP addresses.

Secure Cookies

User cookies are used for session information. They contain username, domain, and timestamp. They are encrypted via SHA256. Cookies are dropped at authentication and when accessing the admin dashboard. Server cookies are required for load balancing configurations.

Software certification

RStudio Server Pro passes internal checks but it does not use 3rd party software certification at this time.

Many organizations have a formal security review for on-boarding new software. If you have specific requirements please contact us. We will be happy to make sure you have the information you need so that you can comply with your security requirements.