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Connect your Posit Account#

To publish content to Connect, you need to connect your RStudio IDE to Connect to authorize the IDE to use your PositConnect account.

There are two methods to connect your account:

These procedures assume that you haven't connected your Posit Connect account to the RStudio IDE.

Method 1 - Global Options#

  • Open the RStudio IDE.
  • From the menu bar, select Tools > Global Options.... Screen capture of the Tools options with Global
  Options selected
  • Select the Publishing tab and click Connect.... Connect button screen capture
  • In the Connect Account window, select RStudio Connect. Connect section
  • Enter the public URL of the Connect Server and click Next. Next button     A browser window launches.

    Tip

    The public URL for RSC is the URL that you use to connect to Connect in your browser.

  • If you are not already logged into Connect, then log in.

  • From the Connect to R page, click Connect. Connect to R page screen capture     A success message displays at the top of the screen.
  • Navigate back to the RStudio IDE Verifying Account window and click Connect Account. Verify Account window     Your RStudio Account displays in the Publishing Accounts section.
  • Click OK. Screen capture of Options window with OK button selected

You've successfully connected your account and can now publish directly to Connect.

Method 2 - Publishing Workflow#

This method uses the Publishing Workflow that kicks off when you click the Publishing button in the RStudio IDE.

  • Open the RStudio IDE.
  • Click the Publish button. The Publish button is located in the upper-right corner of
  the editor
  • In the Publish window, click Connect. Connect section
  • Next, from the What do you want to publish? panel, select one of the following:
    • Publish just this document
    • Publish all documents in the directory Select the first option, Publish just this document
  • From the Publish to Connect panel, select one of the following:

    • Publish document with source code
    • Publish finished document only

    Select the first option, Publish just this document

    Note

    For these procedures, we recommend selecting Publish document with source code.

  • In the Connect Publishing Account window, click Next.

    Click Next button

  • Enter the public URL of the Connect Server and click Next. Next button     A browser window launches.

    Tip

    The public URL for RSC is the URL that you use to connect to Connect in your browser.

  • If you are not already logged into Connect, then log in.

  • From the Connect to R page, click Connect. Connect to R page screen capture     A success message displays at the top of the screen.
  • Navigate back to the RStudio IDE Verifying Account window and click Connect Account. Verify Account window     Your Posit Account displays in the Publishing Accounts section. You've successfully connected your account and can now publish directly to Connect.