askpass: 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.

Getting started

Package details

AuthorJeroen Ooms [aut, cre] (<https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-0289>)
MaintainerJeroen Ooms <[email protected]>
LicenseMIT + file LICENSE
Version1.1
URL https://github.com/jeroen/askpass#readme
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("askpass")

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askpass documentation built on May 2, 2019, 8:53 a.m.