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    TSM: must we expose the admin password?

    Glauber Ribeiro

      I'm getting ready to start migrating our Tableau 10.5 installations to 2018.2 (TSM, Windows), and one thing popped up right away, when i did the first test upgrade. We have a script which runs daily, under Windows Scheduler, to make a backup, and do other administrative things. Until now, i didn't need to put any password in this script, because Windows Scheduler runs it as the Tableau Server run-as user.


      Now, with TSM, this has changed, and i need to put the super-secret admin password right there in the script, or other thinly protected place, because TSM always requires a password. This is double-plus ungood.


      Am i missing something obvious? Is there any way that i can avoid exposing the admin password?



      --> Community Manager update March 7th 2019 (Ciara Brennan).

      Please refer to update courtesy of Robert Brewer

      Now available in Tableau Server 2019.2 beta 1 is a feature we call TSM Direct Access. If you are using the tsm CLI from the controller node, you will not be prompted for a password if you are a member of the TSM administrative group. The feature works on both Linux and Windows servers. Hopefully this addresses the issue brought up in this thread.

      Please give it a try and submit beta feedback about how it works in your environment!

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