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"You are not authorized to perform this action" Error with Embedded Views


Published: 31 May 2013
Last Modified Date: 20 Jun 2017

Issue

When embedding multiple views in a page, all but one view fail to display. The views that fail to load show a spinner and the following error message: 
 
Embedding multiple visuals on a web page error: 
Forbidden Action
You are not authorized to perform this action.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

1. Click the Start button.
2. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
3. Change folders to the “bin” folder in the Tableau Server. For example, type:
  • cd “c:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin"
Note: Replace <version> with your version of Tableau Server.
 
4. Type the following commands:  
  • tabadmin stop
  • tabadmin set vizqlserver.protect_sessions false
  • tabadmin configure
  • tabadmin start

Cause

This issue is caused by different application server (wgserver)sessions attempting to re-use the same Vizql server session.
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