Using LDAP Authentication to Tableau Server

Published: 04 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 24 Apr 2017


Connect to Tableau Server using LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) 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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