Hi Toby. The answer is yes, but I think it goes a bit deeper as it moves the user out of the group and into the "all users" category. This according to the post has been in effect for some time now.
See the "remove users" portion.
My search in the Community didn't come up with that so this is fantastic! Thank you
What I observed is that if the User belongs to another Group (thus they belong to two or more Groups) they will still be in the other Group(s). They can log on to the Server and enter into the other Group(s) they belong to, just not enter the one Group where they were removed from by the sync. I just confirmed this with an end user.
From the link Jeff provided:
When you remove a user from Active Directory then synchronize with that user's group on Tableau Server, the user is:
- Removed from the Tableau Server group you synchronized
- Placed in the All Users group in Tableau Server
- Unable to sign in to Tableau Server
Because the user still remains on the server, as the administrator, you can audit and reassign the user's content before removing their account completely. The user will not be able to sign in to the server. To fully remove the user from Tableau Server you need to do the following:
- Unlicense the user's account (if Tableau Server is using user-based licensing)
- Delete the user from Tableau Server's All Users page
Toby, the documentation you pasted seems to reference if the user is completely removed from AD. Do you know if 8.3.2 is when they added proper syncing to groups (e.g. removing users that were removed from the group)? We're on 8.3.1 and waiting for 9 to stabilize a bit, but might jump to 8.3.4 if we know that it would fix our current issue.
What I pasted was from 8.1. My "discovery" happened because of a sudden use of Tableau by a particular Tableau Group that quickly grew so I cannot pinpoint when the true synchronization actually worked as expected, I just know it does work in 8.3.2.
As for upgrading, I would recommend doing the latest version of 8, which is 8.3.4. When the first patch comes out for 9.0 then upgrade