Safe Password Entry for R, Git, and SSH

Cross-platform utilities for prompting the user for credentials or a passphrase, for example to authenticate with a server or read a protected key. Includes native programs for MacOS and Windows, hence no 'tcltk' is required. Password entry can be invoked in two different ways: directly from R via the askpass() function, or indirectly as password-entry back-end for 'ssh-agent' or 'git-credential' via the SSH_ASKPASS and GIT_ASKPASS environment variables. Thereby the user can be prompted for credentials or a passphrase if needed when R calls out to git or ssh.


News

1.1

  • Fix build on R 3.3 and older
  • Fix compiler warning on Solaris

1.0

  • Initial release

Reference manual

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install.packages("askpass")

1.1 by Jeroen Ooms, 3 months ago


https://github.com/jeroen/askpass#readme


Report a bug at https://github.com/jeroen/askpass/issues


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/askpass


Authors: Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre]


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


MIT + file LICENSE license


Imports sys

Suggests testthat


Imported by credentials, gpg, openssl, qpdf, ssh, theiaR.


See at CRAN