3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2018 5:21 AM by Daivik Mehra

    Where does tableau store the embedded password of the extract

    vijay reddy

      Hello all,

       

      When we create a connection with extract / web data connector, and publish it to tableau server, we have an option to embed the password. While I understand, this option would help during scheduling, as it is not feasible to prompt for the credentials during scheduling.

       

      I am curious to know, where tableau stores this password and what kind of encryption is used. Will there be an option for any user to see these passwords. I am building a webdataconnector and using the embed credentials option. Want to make sure the credentials are stored securely and not accessible.

       

      Thanks

      Vijay R.