4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2016 7:54 PM by Jeff D

    Tableau outgoing RESTful api call with security headers?

    Gary Wood

      I have a REST API call that I have tested in another tool - it returns a json-style set of data that I wish to use to build a Tableau dashboard.

       

      The call requires a standard URL to the API, with a couple of security tokens in headers.  I have been looking at Tableau's ability to make calls, and it appears that the Web Data Connector would do the

      trick.  The 9.2 interface allows me to enter the URL, but not the headers.  Calling with just the URL returns the error "Authentication parameters missing".

       

      Is this a syntax thing where the headers need to be encoded with the URL in a single http call, or does this require the Building of a Web Connector?

       

      Thanks for any insights