Add Authentication to your Shiny applications

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Polished is an R package that adds authentication, user management, and other goodies to your Shiny apps. Polished.techis the quickest and easiest way to use polished. provides a hosted API and dashboard so you don't need to worry about setting up and maintaining the polished API. With you can stop worrying about boilerplate infrastructure and get back to building your core Shiny application logic.



Cloud security means that passwords never touch your server

White Label

Customize the sign in and registration pages to match your brand

User Management

Add and remove individual users and adjust user permissions for each app

Deploy Anywhere

Set up on-premise, use a cloud provider, or use a platform like

Single Sign On

Sign in using the same account credentials across all your Shiny apps

User Monitoring

Find out exactly when, and how often, users are accessing your Shiny app

Deployment Options

Polished uses the polished API to manage and store your user data. You can set up the polished API on your servers or you can use the hosted API which requires minimal effort on your end.

  • Authentication
  • User Management with an Admin dashboard for each app
  • White Label the sign in / registration page
  • Deploy anywere
  • Single Sign on Across all your Shiny apps
  • Basic User monitoring using the Admin dashboard for each app
All On Premise Features plus:
  • A central dashboard where you can manage all users accross all apps
  • Easy set up and maintenance using the API (no API server or database required)
  • Setup and maintain your own PostgreSQL database
  • Create schema to store polished data in PostgreSQL
  • Configure polished to work with your databsae
  • Deploy your Shiny app on any server
  • Handle future upgrades to polished and database migrations in house
  • Sign up for an account on
  • Copy and paste your API key to configure polished
  • Deploy your Shiny app on any server
Ease of UseRequires API and database setup and maintenance. Read the docs to set up yourself.Contact Us if you want help setting up polished on premise.No setup or maintenance required. Create a account and get up and running in minutes!
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