2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 7:13 AM by Toby Erkson

    True or False - What can Server Admin See?

    Ross Moffitt

      True or False

       

      If you have a workbook/extract that has database connections embedded and requires login and password to open, Can the server administrator see this data? Would they have to have access to those same databases, or do they have a way of seeing everything because they are the server administrator?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: True or False - What can Server Admin See?
          Matthias Goossens

          Hey Ross,

           

          If you publish a workbook with the option 'Prompt user for password' in you data sources, then every single user will need to provide a username and password to see the data.

          It doesn't matter what role you have on the Tableau Server.

           

          So to answer your question.

          No, the Server Admin will not see the data since he also gets the prompt to give up a username and password.

           

          I hope this answers your question

           

          cheers,

          Matthias

          • 2. Re: True or False - What can Server Admin See?
            Toby Erkson

            Ross Moffitt wrote:

             

            True or False

             

            1.  If you have a workbook/extract that has database connections embedded and requires login and password to open, Can the server administrator see this data?

             

            ONLY if the server admin. knows the credentials.

             

            Ross Moffitt wrote:

             

            2.  Would they have to have access to those same databases

            ONLY if the dba gave their corporate user ID access.

             

            Ross Moffitt wrote:

             

            3.  do they have a way of seeing everything because they are the server administrator?

            DEPENDS.  They can see all objects (Sites, Projects, Groups, Workbooks, etc.) and view them but they have NO ability to see embedded passwords or bypass "Prompt user for password" challenges.