Adding user accounts in Posit Connect without email verification


Posit Connect has a number of features that depend on sending emails. Some examples include delivering content via email, sending administrative notifications, reporting job failures or even additional security. A large component of this, is the ability to add new users.

More information on the capabilities of Connect with email can be found here:

Is it possible to add new users without email?

Yes! It's definetly possible. Adding new users manually will require some additional steps as opposed to using email. However, it is possible and is a relatively straightforward process.

Note that you will need to set Server.EmailProvider to none in your /etc/rstudio-connect/rstudio-connect.gcfg configuration file. Also, you will need to set a Server.Address directive for this link to work. Example as shown below:

Address = "http://<DNS or IP here>"
EmailProvider = "none"

From there, restart Connect for this to take effect:

sudo systemctl restart rstudio-connect

That should allow you to click on "Confirm Account" and be presented with a link such as below:


Support Ticket

If you still have issues after completing the above, you can always lodge a support ticket, where our group of friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable staff can assist with any issues that you may be having. You can submit a ticket here: