Using LDAP (or AD LDS) Authentication to Tableau Server

Published: 04 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 01 May 2018


You are unable to connect to Tableau Server using LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services) instead of AD (Active Directory) authentication.


Tableau Server


Tableau Server supports Active Directory for authentication or a self contained, local authentication.


LDAP is not currently supported for authentication to Tableau Server.

Additional Information

  • Tableau Server uses two LDAP ports to connect with Active Directory; this is why it is mentioned so often. LDAP cannot be the only authentication protocol.
  • LDAP can be used in Tableau Desktop to connect to Teradata and Oracle data sources that use LDAP for authentication.
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