Error "0x80040E4D: Authorization failed" When Connecting to SAP BW

Published: 18 Feb 2016
Last Modified Date: 06 Sep 2017


When connecting to SAP BW in Tableau Desktop, the following error might occur:

0x80040E4D: Authorization failed.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


If SAP is using default ports, ensure that ports 3200 and 3300 are open.
  • 3200 is the dispatcher port, used by SAP GUI (SAP Logon).
  • 3300 is the gateway port, used by any application that relies on the saplogon.ini file.
Additionally, work with your IT team to ensure that no internal firewalls are blocking additional ports. 
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