License Status

Initially, Posit Workbench operates in evaluation mode and then subsequently requires activation for continued use. If you find that an automatic evaluation is not available on your system, speak to your dedicated Posit Customer Success contact or email Posit Support () to speak about your evaluation.

To determine the license status of your system, run the following command:

$ sudo rstudio-server license-manager status

You can perform an offline check of your current license status using the following command:

$ sudo rstudio-server license-manager status-offline

License details

Posit Workbench licenses include details that display when you run the status command. These values are part of the license and can’t be changed without purchasing a different license. They are as follows:

Value Meaning
enable-launcher Whether the Job Launcher is enabled.
sessions The maximum number of concurrent RStudio Pro Sessions that can be run; 0 if unlimited.
users The maximum number of users that can connect to the server; 0 if unlimited.

Typically, Posit Workbench licenses either:

  • disable the Launcher but allow for unlimited local users and sessions, or
  • enable the Launcher and provide limits on users and/or sessions.

If you have questions about the most appropriate license for your use case, contact for help.

License warnings

When the license or evaluation is within 15 days of expiration, a warning displays to users inside RStudio Pro sessions. The warning indicates the number of days remaining in the license or evaluation period.

You can change the length of the 15-day warning period with the license-warning-days option, which can be set to 0 to disable license warnings altogether:


Disabling license warnings will cause your license to expire without warning to you or your users. We recommend changing this setting only if you have other processes in place to ensure that the license is renewed prior to expiration.