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Unable to connect to SharePoint Lists


Published: 03 Mar 2017
Last Modified Date: 03 Aug 2017

Issue

When connecting to a SharePoint Online data source in Tableau Desktop, the following error displays:
 
"Client unable to establish connection. You must either set an auth cookie or specify a username and password to connect to SharePoint Online"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2.0
  • Windows 8.1

Resolution

Select authentication type 'Third Party SSO' and use the fully qualified domain name to connect. 

Cause

The user that was unable to connect may have more than one alias in the Active Directory. 
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