Block Access to Tableau Server During Maintenance Periods
Published: 15 Jul 2022 Last Modified Date: 15 Jul 2022
How to disable the viewing of dashboards during a fixed time period.
If there is a specific time period when content is updated and the goal is to prevent users from viewing data during this time, how can an Administrator direct users to a page that notifies them that "maintenance is in progress"? Often, administrators and developers still need to access the workbooks in order to perform the updates during these "maintenance" periods.
The ability to block access to workbooks and redirect selected users to a maintenance notification page during a maintenance period is not currently built into the product.
The following workarounds do not achieve the desired outcome completely, but are possible options to limit access to Tableau Server.
A group can be created to contain all users whose access should be blocked, and permissions can be temporarily set to "deny" for this group. However, this is a manual process and cannot be done at the server or site level. This option cannot redirect to a maintenance notification page. For more information, see Permissions.
The Server Administrator can suspend access to a site. However, this will make the site inaccessible for all users including the developers who need access. For more information, see Site Availability.
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