setting github pat for rsconnect

how can i set up the GITHUB_PAT in RSCONNECT so that {packrat} can have access to it to install from a private repo?

You can configure credentials for git in a GitCredentials section. Please have a look at Git Backed Content - RStudio Connect: Admin Guide

The password here would be the PAT? That doesn’t seem to make sense.

Host =
Username = accountName
Password = <encrypted-string>
Protocol = https

Why do you think this does not make sense to use a PAT instead of a password? That's what a PAT is used for:

Personal access tokens (PATs) are an alternative to using passwords for authentication to GitHub when using the GitHub API or the command line.

OK. So if i have a PAT there can I install a private GH repo that is listed in the manifest?

Im sorry I missed that you were asking about private package installation. The GitCredential I was referring to is for git-backed deployment, not for package installation from a private git repo. For that we generally suggest using RStudio Package Manager.

So it is not possible to install private repos directly from GH on RSC?

There is a workaround, c.f. Package Management - RStudio Connect: Admin Guide. But Package Manager is the better solution to this problem.

thanks for the references. closing issue.

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