[Rd] secure password token management method in R

Paul Gilbert pgilbert902 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 02:28:20 CET 2011

One way this is often done is to have this information in a file that 
only the owner can read. For example, mysql uses a file .my.cnf (in 
Windows it may have a different name). The code then just reads the 
information from the file. To guard against user carelessness, I think 
mysql will not use it if anyone other than the user has read permission 
on the file. Of the various options for passing user/password 
information, I think this is general considered one of the better ways.


On 11-12-14 04:54 PM, Ni Wang wrote:
> hi, r developers, I am now working on a R function/package to handling
> online request with username and token/password.
> For security reasons, it's not so safe to store the username&  token in
> persistent variables, since they'll be saved to disk when
> users save their workspace. Is there a secure way in R to handle the online
> password management? I have searched it online
> but didn't find any good suggestions. So I am trying my luck on this mail
> list.
> Regards
> Ni
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