In our data science team we use the
keyring package to handle credentials. Currently we all work on Windows desktops so the default windows credential store gets used.
Now, we are in the processing of operationalising some of our scripts and are setting up an Amazon EC2 instance to do this. However I've just found out that
keyring doesn't play well on linux.
When I execute a
key_set I get the following warning message.
keyring::key_set(service = "test", username = "test") Password: ******* Warning message: In default_backend_auto() : Selecting ‘env’ backend. Secrets are stored in environment variables
I can retrieve the key using
key_get but obviously if I leave the R session and come back into it I get an error.
keyring::key_get(service = "test", username = "test") Error in b_env_get(self, private, service, username, keyring) : Cannot find password In addition: Warning message: In default_backend_auto() : Selecting ‘env’ backend. Secrets are stored in environment variables
I have installed
libsodium-dev as it is an Ubuntu EC2 instance. A quick google seems to suggest the default backend can't be changed without a GUI
We were also pondering Rstudio connect on AWS in the future. Will this likely be an issue on that too?
What are other solutions you use/ have seen used to counter this?