I'm working to implement SSL on our single server Tableau installation. I want to make sure my users are prepped for any new behavior. I understand from reviewing this article Configure External SSL that a connection will be accepted on port 80 and forwarded to 443:
I fully expect all browsers to be able to handle this redirect. My question comes on the expected behavior of Tableau Desktop. Will typing in http://tableau.mycompany.com auto-redirect to https:///tableau.mycompany.com? I wouldn't have thought twice about this, however in using Tableau Prep earlier, I encountered issues where it would not redirect me from "tableau.mycompany.com" to "http://tableau.mycompany.com" and became concerned that Tableau doesn't handle redirects as nicely as a browser (see error from Tableau Prep)
Tableau Prep Error:
Does anyone have experience implementing SSL who can explain the expected behavior for Tableau Desktop users?
In my experience, I have not seen any problem in Tableau Desktop, even if you type the server name with http:// or just the server name without it at all, it seems to connect to the https:// regardless (where you can see under the Server menu it says "Signed In to https://...").