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Error "Connection Refused" When Logging In with Tabcmd


Published: 14 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 20 Oct 2017

Issue

When using tabcmd to log in to Tableau Server from the computer running Tableau Server, the following error might occur:

Connection Refused

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Option 1

Log in using http://localhost as the site address. Note: This option will not work if SSL is enabled.

Option 2

Install tabcmd on a different computer and log in from there. 

Cause

The public address cannot be used to log in with tabcmd from the local computer hosting Tableau Server, because a computer cannot establish a connection to itself using a public URL.
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