Groundhog authorization preventing dashboard launch on

I am using Groundhog for package stability for a dashboard that is intended to be active for a long time. However, when I tried to deploy the dashboard on, it failed to launch properly and this showed up in the application log:


I didn't see a way to authorize groundhog during the deployment process, and had to remove it to get the dashboard to run. Has anyone successfully launched a dashboard on shinyapps with groundhog involved? If so, how?

I'm not an expert, but have two guesses:

  1. groundhog may be a forbidden package on
  2. Find a way to run groundhog in a non-interactive session

Sorry I can only throw you some hints on how to resolve, since I'm not familiar with the package, nor a shinyapps expert.