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Error Viewing Public Dashboard: "User 'Guest' does not have permission to access datasource"


Published: 11 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 27 Mar 2017

Issue

When accessing a view with Guest access enabled , users receive the following error,
User 'Guest' does not have permission to access datasource
although the GUEST account does have permission to access the data.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Republish the datasource using embedded credentials.

Cause

The Guest user is not allowed to connect to published data sources, unless the publisher embedded their credentials when publishing the content
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