Not as easy as claimed, but not that difficult. I used the default values and stuff with Ubuntu like in the guide.
Had to learn SSH
No email was sent with password
Apparently, this is not done when using SSH, see above guide.
Don’t skip making a second user
If you do, you can’t log into RStudio server later.
Devtools package won’t install
It has various dependencies in the unix. Run these:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
Then it worked for me. For now.
You installed stuff but the server won’t actually show the Shiny apps
Some stuff needs to be installed more than once. You will need to type these:
sudo su - \ -c "R -e \"install.packages('shiny', repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/')\"" sudo su - \ -c "R -e \"install.packages('rmarkdown', repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/')\""
Which made it work for me. No restarts necessary.