Cloning Group Permissions from One Tableau Server Group to Another

Published: 01 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 10 Jan 2019


How to copy or clone group permissions from one Tableau Server group to another.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online


Manual changes in the Tableau Server user interface

For all Projects, Workbooks, Views, and Data Sources on the Tableau Server site or sites that the group being copied is on, check the permissions for that content and see if the original group is specified.

If it is, add the new group with the same permission settings as the original group. See View or Edit Permission Rules and User Permissions for more information about this topic.

Programmatic changes using the REST API

One can use the REST API to query the permissions on each Project, Workbook, View, and Data Source, and then update the permissions for the new group if the original group has specific permissions set. For more information, see the following documentation: 
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