Error "Error received: Syntax error" When Setting Readonly User Password that Starts with Certain Special Characters

Published: 23 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 06 Apr 2017


When attempting to  start Tableau Server after applying or changing a readonly user password that began with certain special characters, the following error might occur: 
Error received: Syntax error on line...

The affected special characters are the following: 


Tableau Server 9.3, 10, 10.1


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 608529) that has been fixed in a later version of Tableau Server. 

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