Could the app be able to see the user info


We would like to implement some user controls on an app. For example, only authorized user can select certain items in a selection list. However, this requires that the app itself knows the current user.

I guess the answer is no for now. Am I right?



Get it from configuration. Env var SHINYPROXY_USERNAME will be pass to shiny apps.

the user name of the authenticated user is made available to the Shiny application via the environment variable SHINYPROXY_USERNAME

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Thanks for providing the answer to your question. In the mean time (since version 1.0.0) we also expose the environment variable SHINYPROXY_USERGROUPS which provides the list of groups the authenticated user is a member of.

More info on this release at


Thanks, I’ve noticed that.