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.

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Package
askpass
Type
Package
Title
Safe Password Entry for R, Git, and SSH
Version
1.1
Description
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.
License
MIT + file LICENSE
URL
BugReports
https://github.com/jeroen/askpass/issues
Encoding
UTF-8
LazyData
true
Imports
sys (>= 2.1)
RoxygenNote
6.1.1
Suggests
testthat
Language
en-US
NeedsCompilation
yes
Packaged
2019-01-13 12:08:17 UTC; jeroen
Author
Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre] ()
Maintainer
Jeroen Ooms
Repository
CRAN
Date/Publication
2019-01-13 12:50:03 UTC

install.packages('askpass')

1.1

3 months ago

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

Jeroen Ooms

MIT + file LICENSE

Imports

sys (>= 2.1)

Suggests

testthat

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