Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016
ResolutionUse one of the following workarounds.
Option 1: Change Display Names (Local Authentication only)
- To change display names, follow the steps in the Edit Users section of View, Edit and Delete Users in Tableau Help.
Option 2: Delete and Re-Add Users (Tableau Server 8.2 and later versions)
- Create a new user with the desired username. For more information, see Add Users in Tableau Help.
- Change the permissions and ownership of all user content to the new user. For more information, see Manage Ownership in Tableau Help.
- Delete the old user. For more information, see View, Edit and Delete Users in Tableau Help.
CauseThe ability to change usernames is not currently available in Tableau Server.
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