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Root requirements for RStudio Connect

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RStudio Connect requires root privileges for installation and at run-time.

The RStudio Connect process runs as the root user. It needs escalated privileges to allow binding to protected ports and to create “unshare” environments that contain the R processes.

RStudio Connect runs its R processes as an unprivileged user; both a system default and content-specific overrides are supported. See Section 8.5 of the Connect Admin guide for details.

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