2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2016 2:48 AM by Alex Wang

    Denied permission for System Administrator

    Alex Wang

      I have encounter a problem on Tableau permission setting.

      AFAIK, Tableau server need to have a Server Administrator, and this account will have full permission in Tableau server.

      However, this account is hold by "Network Team".


      In next project, we need to publish some HR data in Tableau, and we facing a problem, which we can't denied the server administrator to connect this data source.

      Is there have any work around to handle this?

        • 1. Re: Denied permission for System Administrator
          Carl Slifer

          Howdy Alex,


          To be fair your Server Admins can already see all your emails, internet usage, etc. However what you could probably do is have a database., this database is where your HR data would come from and then it need to be password protected. When you load it into Tableau do not embed credentials. Your end user will need to put the password in each time and if the Server Admin does not know the password they could delete files but they could not see the data inside it.



          Carl Slifer


          • 2. Re: Denied permission for System Administrator
            Alex Wang

            Dear Carl,


            Thanks for your suggestion.

            However, it have more risk to let end user know the database credentials, currently our setting in Tableau is:

            database -> extract in Tableau Server -> use Tableau Server as data source in workbook

            Which aim to restrict user to connect database directly, and also make the data filter by username in first level


            Best wishes,