Adding Authentication to Shiny Open Source Edition

September 24, 2015

(This article was first published on R - Data Science Heroes Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Shiny Server is a great solution for BI/analytics reporting. It leverages the power of the R language to create interactive reports/dashboards.

May be you have tried it but are reclutant to use it in production because it lacks any authentication on it’s open source version. I’ve written a post on Auth0’s blog that explains how you can use Auth0 to create a nice login page protecting your reports, which can hook up users from other systems (Google? Linkedin? LDAP? AD? Your custom MySQL Database? An Auth0 hosted DB? All apply!).

Authentication scheme for Shiny with Auth0

Click here to read the full article on Auth0’s blog

Disclaimer: I’m working as a Data Engineer in Auth0

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