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The rstudio container should not be exposed in production when sensitive data is in the data bases. Please use this possiblity only for test purposes.

Activating R-Studio to test reports

The installation comes with an rstudio docker container. This container is a great way to test and develop the reports which are based on R. This article describes how to activate this container.

RStudio is not enabled by default. To enabled rstudio set the following values in your .env file.

# To enable `rstudio` container uncomment the following line, that enables `rstudio` profile

# uncomment the following line, and change the value after the equal sign to set the secret key and the username.
#RSTUDIO_USER=mhira # needs to match the user that started docker

In some cases, the rstudio user does not have write access to the 'shiny_apps' folder because it cannot write to the volume 'shiny apps'. In this case, it might be required to set the user name of the rstudio user to a linux user who has access to the location where the volume 'shiny_apps' is stored on the server. This seems to be some unexpected behavior of the dockerised version of rstudio.

After setting above values run

docker compose stop
docker compose up -d

Accessing R-studio container

https://localhost:8787 or https://localhost/rstudio