1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 28, 2018 6:31 AM by Jeff Strauss

    regarding security of shared excel file

    cy goh

      New to tableau server, some quick question.

       

      In the online help page, it is stated to share files in excel, I have to

       

      When you run the Windows File Sharing wizard, you enter the user account or accounts for people who want to share the content. For this procedure, enter the Run As User account, and then set the Permission Level to Read. This means that any process that runs as the Run As User can read the shared location. In our case, of course, that process is Tableau Server.

       

      Does this means that any tableau users with Publisher rights who knows the path to this shared file can point to this file via Tableau Server and view the contents, even if he doesn't have access to the shared location?

        • 1. Re: regarding security of shared excel file
          Jeff Strauss

          It means that the internal Tableau Server processes have access to this file share.

           

          For direct access via the exploring to the share, the users need named user access to the file share.

           

          For direct access via Tableau Desktop, the user needs to have named user access to the file share.

           

          For indirect access (via browsing content on Tableau Server), the user needs to have permissions via the workbook content or datasource content that is already published onto Tableau Server.

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