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IdP-Initiated Login


Published: 22 May 2018
Last Modified Date: 29 May 2018

Question

How to set up IdP-initiated login for Tableau Online to skip entering email address into Tableau Online login page.

Environment

  • Tableau Online

Answer

Follow the steps below:
  1. After configuring SAML for Tableau Online, copy the URL found under Settings > Authentication in the Assertion Consumer Service URL field.
  2. The URL should look like: https://sso.online.tableau.com/public/sp/SSO?alias=<alias key>
  3. Replace the "SSO?" with "login?" i.e. https://sso.online.tableau.com/public/sp/login?alias=<alias key>

Then, flow should be as follows:
  1. Navigate to modified ACS URL.
  2. Redirected to IdP for login (alias defines where to redirect).
  3. Redirected to Tableau Online, logged in.
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