5 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2018 9:02 AM by Ciaran Bource

    Tableau Server Authorization

    Sandeep Artham

      Hi All,

       

      Can you please help me with authentication and authorization. Please provide documents related to the configuration of Tableau server with SAML2 SSO configuration.

      Also detailed document in implementing authorization.

      Would like to know is it possible to authorize users by querying authorization tables from db, then storing groups in Tableau server.

       

      Thanks,

      Sandeep

        • 1. Re: Tableau Server Authorization
          Ciaran Bource

          Hi Sandeep,

           

          You will find all our documentation on SAML right here.

           

          SAML

           

          Information about authorisation can be found here.

           

          Authorization

           

          What kind of authorisation are you referring to ? Access particular workbooks / projects or site roles ?

           

          Ciaran

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          • 2. Re: Tableau Server Authorization
            Sandeep Artham

            Thanks, Ciaran for your reply,

             

            Have few more questions, listing them below, please reply.

             

            Does Tableau support PingFederated SAML2 SSO and how this can be implemented in Linux version of Tableau?

             

            Also please let me know how to authorize user from the database table which holds all their authorization groups.

             

            Thanks,

            Sandeep

            • 3. Re: Tableau Server Authorization
              Ciaran Bource

              Hi Sandeep,

               

              I do believe that PingFederate is supported by Tableau indeed. Tableau does not have the direct configuration steps for PingFederate but you can find the whole Tableau Server configuration for Linux in the link below.

               

              SAML (Linux)

               

              For any Ping configuration I suggest talking to them directly :

               

              IdP (Ping)

               

              I am also still not sure what you mean by authorization groups. Are you referring to the SAML users database ? Or authorization on views ? Or access to Tableau Server ?

               

              Ciaran

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              • 4. Re: Tableau Server Authorization
                Sandeep Artham

                Thanks, Ciaran. I am asking about external table authorization where all users and there tied groups information are stored in the external table might be Oracle or SQL server.

                From this table when user logs into Tableau his relevant group level information is extracted into Application and authorization is applied.

                 

                Does Tableau support this feature, if yes please provide step by step process?

                 

                Thanks,

                Sandeep

                • 5. Re: Tableau Server Authorization
                  Ciaran Bource

                  Hi Sandeep,

                   

                  Users are stored in the PostGreSQL database that comes with Tableau Server. I do not believe you can use another database.

                   

                  Ciaran