1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 18, 2015 2:15 PM by Jeff Strauss

    Is there a way to tell AD synch to ignore certain AD users, like service accounts?

    Alex Blakemore

      Say you have classes of users that you don't want to import regularly from AD into Tableau, what's the best procedure?

       

      Is there some sort of stop list you can give Tableau Server to say don't import users whose name ends in the string "_service_account"? Short of writing custom scripts and using the REST API.

       

      Presumably, if AD were set up well, you could point only to AD groups containing real users. But are there any alternatives if AD is kind of a   messy random collection of accounts, other than cleaning up AD? Just looking for whether the new synch feature in 9.1 can help.