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Error "[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SSL Security error" Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server with SSL


Published: 03 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 23 Dec 2016

Issue

When trying to connect to Microsoft SQL Server with "Require SSL" selected, the following error occurs:
 
•  [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SSL Security error
•  [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (SECDoClientHandshake()).
•  [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Invalid connection string attribute
•  Unable to connect to the server "<Server Name>". Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.
 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SSL

Resolution

Download and install the most current database drivers from Driver Download.

Cause

Incompatible database drivers.
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