2 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2016 8:32 AM by Cole Shelton

    REST api and single sign on

    Cheenu Mu

      We have tableau server setup with active directory authentication.

      (Our application is a Java/Swing client, we display user selected view via a browser swing component).

       

      We want to retrieve the list of views from tableau server using Java (or server-side javascript).

      REST api needs a username and password, the application has no access to password.

       

      We are aware that trusted ip ticket cannot be used with REST api.

      https://community.tableau.com/thread/196167

       

      Any other way this can be achieved ?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: REST api and single sign on
          Jeff D

          Hi Cheenu, it sounds like you're trying to create the equivalent of Tableau's web portal but customized for your users.  I don't believe there's a way to do this but it seems like it would be useful.  You should post this on the Ideas forum.

          • 2. Re: REST api and single sign on
            Cole Shelton

            Hi Cheenu,

             

            You are going to need a mix of both the JavaScript API and Rest API to make this work.  To access the Rest API you are going to need to use a user/pass to login.  With our applications we designate a user account for this purpose and use it throughout the applciation.

             

            I would pull the list of workbooks from the Rest API and then display those to the user in your application.  Once they select a view you can then use the JavaScript API to embed that view in your browser component.

             

            Good luck!

             

            -Cole