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rsconnect makes it easy to publish your Shiny apps, RMarkdown and Quarto documents, and Plumber APIs to Posit Connect,, and Posit Cloud from R.

(If you’re looking for the Python equivalent, try rsconnect-python.)


You can install the released version of rsconnect from CRAN with:


And the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


To use rsconnect, you first need to teach it about the server you want to publish to. If you use the RStudio IDE, the easiest way to get set up is to use the publishing dialog, which you can find by clicking the “Tools” menu, then selecting “Global options”, then clicking “Publishing”. Click “Connect” to add new servers.

You can also connect from any R session by running a little code:

Now that you’re setup you can use deployApp(), deployDoc(), and friends to publish your apps, documentations, APIs and more.