Error "HTTP 403 Forbidden" Opening a View as Image

Published: 27 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Aug 2014


When you try to open a Tableau Server view as an image in a browser, you may encounter a "HTTP 403 Forbidden" error.

Example URLs:
  • http://servername/views/workbook/view?:format=png
  • http://servername/views/workbook/view.png
  • http://servername/views/workbook/view.csv


Tableau Server


Sign in to Tableau Server before opening the URL. For more information, see Sign In in Tableau documentation.

Additional Information

When accessing views at non-image URLs, Tableau Server displays a sign-in screen or automatically signs you in if Enable Automatic Sign In is enabled.
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