Configuring SAML SSO for Tableau

These steps will guide you through setting up the single sign-on functionality between ADSelfService Plus and Tableau.


  1. Log in to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to Configuration → Self-service → Password Sync/Single Sign-on.

  3. Search for Tableau and select it.

  4. Click Download SSO Certificate link in the top-right corner of the screen.

  5. In the SSO/SAML Details pop-up screen that appears, click Download Metadata file and save it.

Tableau (Service Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, log in to your Tableau administrator account.

  2. Navigate to Settings → Authentication.

  3. Under the Authentication types section, select Enable an additional authentication method.

  4. Select SAML and click Edit Connection.

  5. In Export metadata from Tableau Online, copy the value that appear after “alias=” in the Tableau Online entity ID field and save it. This value will serve as the Account ID that you need to input in ADSelfService Plus.

  6. In Import metadata file into Tableau Online, click Browse and select the metadata file you saved in Step 5 of Prerequisite.

  7. Click Test Connection and see if the ADSelfService Plus login page successfully opens. If it doesn’t check whether ADSelfService Plus is running.

  8. In Match Attributes section, change the value of

    1. email attribute to mail.

    2. First name to first_name.

    3. Last name to last_name.

    4. and click Apply.

  9. In Manage Users, click Select users. Select the users for whom you want to enable SSO. Click Actions → Authentication and select newly created sso configuration. Click Update

ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, switch to ADSelfService Plus’ Tableau configuration page.

  2. In the Domain Name field, enter the domain name of your email address. For example, if you use to log in to Tableau Online, then is the domain name.

  3. In the Account ID field, enter the value you had copied in Step 5 of Tableau configuration.

  4. Enter a Description for the connection.

  5. In the Available Policies field, select the policies for which you wish to enable single sign-on.

  6. Click Save.

      Your users should now be able to sign in to Tableau Online through ADSelfService Plus.

    For Tableau online, both IdP-initiated and SP-initiated flows are supported.

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