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Requirements for Posit Connect#

RStudio is now Posit!

Our professional products have been renamed to Posit Connect, Posit Workbench, Posit Package Manager, Posit Cloud, and Posit Academy so it’s easier for folks to understand that we support more than just R. Please review our Blog post/FAQ to answer commonly asked questions about the rebrand.

We recommend viewing our Platform Support page, which offers an in-depth overview of Posit's Platform Support strategy and lists our supported operating systems and browsers.

Supported Linux distributions#

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 81
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS Linux 7
  • Amazon Linux 2
  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP3 / openSUSE 15.3

Info

Within each version of a Linux distribution, we support the latest patch release or service pack. The Posit Platform Support page explains the support period for each Linux distribution. We currently only offer installers for the x86-64 architecture and require root privileges both to install and run Connect. For additional information about Posit root and privilege requirements, see the Posit Professional Product Root & Privileged Requirements support article.

  • 4+ CPUs
  • 8+ GB of RAM
  • 100+ GB of disk storage

Via information provided from our licensing vendor, Linux hardware should be from within the past 8-10 years. Hardware outside of that range may not be supported and therefore, none of the RStudio/Posit licensed products will work on older CPUs. Additional information is provided here.

Network#

For a list of ports that are used by Connect, see the Networking page.

Browser requirements#

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox

Off-host content execution requirements (Kubernetes)#

Beta Feature

Using Connect with the Job Launcher to enable off-host execution on Kubernetes is currently in beta. The use of this feature in production environments is not recommended. To receive updates on this feature, including when it will be made generally available, please sign up for our Product Information email list.

Additional requirements for off-host execution with Connect in Kubernetes are listed in the documentation.


  1. There are multiple distribution options, such as Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux, which state they are 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8. These distributions can be used as long as they stay 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8, but we will only test and reproduce issues on RHEL 8. Furthermore, CentOS Stream is not a 1:1 binary compatible distribution and so is not supported by Posit.