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RStudio Desktop Pro#

RStudio Desktop Professional Edition adds the following enhancements to the open-source version of RStudio Desktop:

  • A commercial license for organizations not able to use AGPL software
  • Access to priority Posit support
  • Tools for license activation and management
  • Access to the Posit Professional Drivers

The Administration Guide for RStudio Desktop Professional Edition provides the steps to install RStudio Desktop and additional administrative information.

Shiny Server Pro#

Discontinuation of Sales of Shiny Server Pro to new and existing customers

Reflecting the maturity of Posit Connect as a product, and in order to focus our engineering efforts on providing the best experience for our customers in deploying all forms of R and Python data products, we have discontinued sales of Shiny Server Pro to new customers and initiated the End of Life (EoL) cycle.

Key takeaways:

  • As of Jan 1, 2021, Posit ended the sale of Shiny Server Pro to new customers.
  • Shiny Server Pro is only available for renewal and new licenses are no longer available for purchase.
  • Starting April 2024, existing customers will have one more opportunity for a final one-year renewal at 20% price increase.
  • At the conclusion of that license end date, Posit will end support of this product. All support will be terminated on March 31, 2026.

Shiny Server Open Source is not affected and will continue to be available.


  • Posit Connect:

    • Connect offers the same functionality with added benefits.
    • Your content and workflows can be migrated to Connect and Posit can provide support to aid with the transion. Please reach out to to request a call with SE.
  • If you prefer for us to host your Shiny applications, please consider one of our plans as well.

Connect is a publishing platform for all the work your teams create in R and Python.  It enables you to share Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, dashboards, plots, APIs, and more in one convenient place. It provides push-button publishing from RStudio (the IDE), scheduled execution of reports, and flexible security policies to bring the power of data science to your entire enterprise.

Deploy your Shiny apps on-premises with Shiny Server Pro, which offers features such as multiple apps on a single server and deployment of apps behind firewalls.

Shiny Server Pro is the commercially licensed analog to Shiny Server Open Source. Shiny Server Pro supports a variety of password authentication schemes and a centralized management console for all your apps.

Shiny Server Pro lacks the complete feature set that Connect provides, and notably does not have support for convenient push-button publishing, Plumber APIs, or Jupyter Notebooks.

Refer to the Administration Guide for Shiny Server Pro for more information.