Shiny Server (Pro) 1.5.7

April 10, 2018

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

Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro are now available.

Highlights for this release are a major-version Node upgrade, support for HTTP gzip/deflate compression and (optionally) secure cookies, and numerous bug fixes. We’ve also dropped support for some Linux distro versions that have reached their end of life.

Shiny Server

  • Upgrade to Node v8.10.0.

  • Dropped support for Ubuntu 12.04 and SLES 11.

  • Support gzip/deflate compression for HTTP responses. You can disable this if
    necessary with the directive “http_allow_compression no;” at the top level
    of shiny-server.conf.

  • Don’t color log output if stdout is not a terminal.

Shiny Server Pro

The above changes, plus:

  • Rename CSRF token cookie from XSRF-TOKEN to SSP-CSRF, so as not to conflict
    with other Angular apps being served from the same host.

  • Fix bug where dashboard could show incorrect or even negative values from RAM

  • Fix bugs retrieving LDAP/Active Directory groups when group_filter contains
    an extensible match operator (which is the default for auth_active_dir).

  • Fix bug where server could crash with “render is not defined”.

  • Add secure_cookies always; directive, which adds the HTTP cookie flag
    “secure” to our session cookies. Note that this should only be used if all
    authenticated apps and the admin dashboard are ONLY accessible via https,
    either through Shiny Server Pro’s built-in TLS support or via a proxy.

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