gargle_options: Options consulted by gargle

gargle_optionsR Documentation

Options consulted by gargle


Wrapper functions around options consulted by gargle, which provide:

  • A place to hang documentation.

  • The mechanism for setting a default.

If the built-in defaults don't suit you, set one or more of these options. Typically, this is done in the .Rprofile startup file, with code along these lines:

  gargle_oauth_email = "",
  gargle_oauth_cache = "/path/to/folder/that/does/not/sync/to/cloud"







local_gargle_verbosity(level, env = caller_env())

with_gargle_verbosity(level, code)



Verbosity level: "debug" > "info" > "silent"


The environment to use for scoping


Code to execute with specified verbosity level


gargle_oauth_email() returns the option named "gargle_oauth_email", which is undefined by default. If set, this option should be one of:

  • An actual email address corresponding to your preferred Google identity.

  • A glob pattern that indicates your preferred Google domain. Example:⁠*⁠.

  • TRUE to allow email and OAuth token auto-discovery, if exactly one suitable token is found in the cache.

  • FALSE or NA to force the OAuth dance in the browser.


gargle_oob_default() returns TRUE unconditionally on RStudio Server, Posit Workbench, Posit Cloud, or Google Colaboratory, since it is not possible to launch a local web server in these contexts. In this case, for the final step of the OAuth dance, the user is redirected to a specific URL where they must copy a code and paste it back into the R session.

In all other contexts, gargle_oob_default() consults the option named "gargle_oob_default", then the option named "httr_oob_default", and eventually defaults to FALSE.

"oob" stands for out-of-band. Read more about out-of-band authentication in the vignette vignette("auth-from-web").


gargle_oauth_cache() returns the option named "gargle_oauth_cache", defaulting to NA. If defined, the option must be set to a logical value or a string. TRUE means to cache using the default user-level cache file, ⁠~/.R/gargle/gargle-oauth⁠, FALSE means don't cache, and NA means to guess using some sensible heuristics.


gargle_oauth_client_type() returns the option named "gargle_oauth_client_type", if defined. If defined, the option must be either "installed" or "web". If the option is not defined, the function returns:

  • "web" on RStudio Server, Posit Workbench, Posit Cloud, or Google Colaboratory

  • "installed" otherwise

Primarily intended to help infer the most suitable OAuth client type when a user is relying on a built-in client, such as the tidyverse client used by packages like bigrquery, googledrive, and googlesheets4.


gargle_verbosity() returns the option named "gargle_verbosity", which determines gargle's verbosity. There are three possible values, inspired by the logging levels of log4j:

  • "debug": Fine-grained information helpful when debugging, e.g. figuring out how token_fetch() is working through the registry of credential functions. Previously, this was activated by setting an option named "gargle_quiet" to FALSE.

  • "info" (default): High-level information that a typical user needs to see. Since typical gargle usage is always indirect, i.e. gargle is called by another package, gargle itself is very quiet. There are very few messages emitted when gargle_verbosity = "info".

  • "silent": No messages at all. However, warnings or errors are still thrown normally.



ropenscilabs/gauth documentation built on Sept. 11, 2023, 6:20 a.m.