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.

Version: 1.1
Imports: sys (≥ 2.1)
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2019-01-13
Author: Jeroen Ooms ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Language: en-US
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: askpass results


Reference manual: askpass.pdf
Package source: askpass_1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-UCRT:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): askpass_1.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): askpass_1.1.tgz, r-oldrel: askpass_1.1.tgz
Old sources: askpass archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: conflr, credentials, gert, gpg, keyring, multilinguer, newsanchor, openssl, qpdf, ssh, staRdom, theiaR
Reverse suggests: oskeyring, rt


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