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Groups or Permissions Disappeared From Workbooks


Published: 13 Sep 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Sep 2016

Issue

All the groups assigned to workbooks disappear. Additionally, Apache access logs reveal user clicking "Assign Permissions to Contents":

1.2.3.4 - - [<time stamp>] 80 "POST /set_defaults_for_container/permissions?language=en HTTP/1.1" "1.2.3.4" 200 695 "405" 78141 UjDa8go0BiEAABhEAicAAAIF

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

Option 1

Restore latest backup.  Permissions will return to the state they were in at the time of the latest backup.

Option 2

Manually fix permissions.

Cause

A user clicked "Assign Permissions to Contents".

Additional Information

Shortly above the "POST /set_defaults_for_container/permissions" log line, the logs will reveal what things were being checked:

  • For projects, it will show "POST /selectionChanged/projects"
  • For workbooks, it will show "POST /selectionChanged/workbooks"
  • For views, it will show "POST /selectionChanged/views"

If Automatic Login is enabled, the logs will reveal the user, as in the example below:

1.2.3.4 - DOMAIN\\user [11/Sep/2013:15:04:50 -0600] 80 "POST /set_defaults_for_container/permissions?language=en HTTP/1.1" "1.2.3.4" 200 695 "405" 78141 UjDa8go0BiEAABhEAicAAAIF
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