is your Tableau Server using a runas generic SVC account and are you able to use this for your tabcmd? We were initially doing this, but then created a distinct generic SVC account specifically for the purpose of using it within tabcmd scripts. It needs to be defined to AD, and then can be imported to Tableau.
There is not a built-in Tableau Server user account. Like Jeff said, you would need to use an existing account.
No built-in Tableau Server account. You'll have to create a service account in AD and please set password to never expire or have some sort of reminder before expiry date. I've seen Tableau Admins freaked out when they didn't know the account had expired and certain tasks weren't being executed correctly.
Thank you all for your responses.
We are using "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService" as run as account for Tableau. When you say generic account, is that user must be from the same domain that has been configured in Tableau for authentication?
can we use any user from any domain as run as account?
The user should be an app id that is designated as a service account. For us, this appid is in the same domain and this appid has been imported to Tableau from AD so that Tableau can authenticate against it.
You can use "NetworkService" as your "Run as" account, but it has limited privileges so you may run into issues such as when Tableau Server needs to access a SQL server.
You can use any user account as the "Run as" account but you really shouldn't do that. What if that person leaves or changed password? Would you remember to update it in Tableau Server? Best practice is to create a service account that has all rights and privileges compliant to your company's security policy. For more info: