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Use obfuscate("value") to generate a call to obfuscated(), which will unobfuscate the value at the last possible moment. Obfuscated values only work in limited locations:

Working together this pair of functions provides a way to obfuscate mildly confidential information, like OAuth client secrets. The secret can not be revealed from your inspecting source code, but a skilled R programmer could figure it out with some effort. The main goal is to protect against scraping; there's no way for an automated tool to grab your obfuscated secrets.






A string to obfuscate, or mark as obfuscated.


obfuscate() prints the obfuscated() call to include in your code. obfuscated() returns an S3 class marking the string as obfuscated so it can be unobfuscated when needed.


obfuscate("good morning")
#> obfuscated("Q_5JpxjA3LWlw0isYZSrTf7yYIMjHjsfGZyZZQ")

# Every time you obfuscate you'll get a different value because it
# includes 16 bytes of random data which protects against certain types of
# brute force attack
obfuscate("good morning")
#> obfuscated("zRWWPwRb-G3HdFSTmy82me_BxMF-ozsveAXxfQ")