Error "Authentication Failed" After Configuring ADFS for SAML
Published: 14 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 22 Jul 2016
IssueWhen you try to configure AD FS (Active Directory Federation Services) for SAML IdP on Tableau Server, the following error might occur:
- Tableau Server
- Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
ResolutionWhen using SAML authentication, Tableau Server requires two attributes to be returned: Name ID and username. Both of these attributes can map to the same AD attribute: SAM-Account-Name. For more information, see Authenticating an External Tableau Server using SAML & AD FS in The Information Lab.
CauseName ID and username must be passed as attributes from the AD FS server.