3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2018 10:20 AM by Eileen Keck

    Creating a custom Tableau portal specific to a given user


      HI All.


      i have a requirements where i need to create custom portal .. which show all the projects( as thumb nails) that  user has access to ,once he clicks the project, its should show all the workbook which are accessible for the user as thumb nails ..


      can we achieve this ?

      if yes , please direct me to some references so that I can go thru and get some idea


      in short i want to have below image to be generated  in thumbnail



      Message was edited by: murali appikonda

        • 1. Re: Creating a custom Tableau portal specific to a given user
          Donna Coles

          Hi Murali


          Tableau Server already provides this facility.  A user will only be able to see Projects they have the rights to see and 'on click' of the Project (which you can display in thumbnail or list view) they will be presented with only the Workbooks they have access to.  The security is all built into Tableau Server.  You can set the 'Projects' page to be the default starting page for any user hitting the server.  Trying to recreate all this functionality including the security in a separate portal is probably do-able but I'd seriously question the requirement as it'll require long-term commitment to maintain & adapt to any changes to the security model Tableau introduces with later versions of Server.




          • 2. Re: Creating a custom Tableau portal specific to a given user
            Russell Christopher

            Murali -


            Projects actually don't show user content as thumbnails UNLESS the user/admin him or herself modifies details of the project in question. There is no supported way to "automatically" download the user-provided images in this case.


            You can use the REST API to generate and download a thumbnail of any user-created view on the server. You can read about the REST API here:


            Reference-Tableau Server REST API


            The specific method you want is called "Query View Preview Image".


            That said, the image that YOU pasted into your question is not user-created. It represents built-in analytics by Tableau Server showing how many times a specific view has been executed by users. This particular image cannot be retrieved via the REST API.

            • 3. Re: Creating a custom Tableau portal specific to a given user
              Eileen Keck

              I realize this is an old post but I am hoping that Murali has gotten past enough hurdles to help me. I have a custom portal but when I try to display a viz it is prompting for a sign on  - You do not even have to sign-on just click the box that says sign in to Tableau server. It is on the first time or if you close the browser. I just want it to be seamless - any ideas I think the api redirects to this page -