2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2016 1:23 PM by Derrick Austin

    Why do I need to be a system administrator for a REST API?

    Sam McKnight

      I am the site administrator for a site in our Tableau Server install. I'm not a system administrator though. Through the website I can create groups, delete groups, see which users are in our site's groups, and add/remove users from groups. But to do the same things through the REST APIs, the documentation says under Permissions for the methods to administer groups, "This method can only be called by system administrators." See the documentation for the Get Users in Group API as an example. I even set up a test program and I get an error message saying that my user is unauthorized to query users for group.

       

      Why can I query group membership through the website but need to be a system administrator to do the same thing through REST?