RStudio Cloud @ Illinois, Getting Started

This page contains information about how to setup an RStudio Cloud account and log in.


If you choose to use RStudio Cloud, you will have the ability to work directly in RStudio within your web browser to perform data analysis and complete assignments online.

Setting up an RStudio Cloud account

Accounts on RStudio Cloud will use your existing Illinois credentials. However, you must opt-in to the service through a purchase on WebStore.

Students should purchase the RStudio Cloud offer from the WebStore:

Faculty should request an account by e-mailing:

Each semester access to RStudio Cloud will be reset.

Logging in to RStudio Cloud

The easiest way to login to RStudio cloud after purchasing the WebStore offer is through the secure web interface located at

Begin by typing in your Illinois e-mail address.

rstudio-cloud-login-screen.pngDefault RStudio Cloud Login Page

Notice that upon typing in your e-mail, the login form will change to offer “Log in via University of Illinois.” Clicking this button will have the authentication run through your Illinois account.

rstudio-cloud-uiuc-custom-login-screen.pngCustomized RStudio Cloud Log Option for Single Sign-On

 In particular, you should see the Illinois’ Single Sign-On (SSO) login page.

rstudio-cloud-illinois-sso-login-page.pngIllinois Log in Portal for RStudio Cloud

 Upon successful login, you will be redirected into RStudio Cloud under your Illinois credentials.

Additional Help with RStudio Cloud

To learn more about RStudio Cloud’s options, please visit the RStudio Cloud Guide:

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Owner:Ashley H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-08-13 20:38 CSTUpdated:2021-08-25 20:40 CST
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