RStudio Connect 1.6.8 includes additions to custom emails, new user endpoints in the RStudio Connect Server API, support for content descriptions and title changes, and important security and authentication improvements.

Updates

 curl -v -X POST https://connect.example.com/__api__/v1/users
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" 
     -H "Authentication: Key ***API_KEY***" 
     -d '{
             "username": "john_doe",
             "first_name": "John",
             "last_name": "Doe",
             "email": "jdoe@example.com"
         }'

Note: At this time, changing the content title in RStudio Connect does not update the title in the RStudio IDE publish dialog.

Security & Authentication Changes

Deprecations & Breaking Changes

Please review the full release notes

Upgrade Planning

If you use LDAP or Active Directory, please take note of the LDAP changes described above and in the release notes. Aside from the deprecations and breaking changes above, there are no other special considerations and upgrading should only take few seconds. If you are upgrading from an earlier version, be sure to consult the release notes for the intermediate releases, as well.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to download and try RStudio Connect, we encourage you to do so. RStudio Connect is the best way to share all the work that you do in R (Shiny apps, R Markdown documents, plots, dashboards, Plumber APIs, etc.) with collaborators, colleagues, or customers.

You can find more details or download a 45-day evaluation of the product at https://www.rstudio.com/products/connect/. Additional resources can be found below.