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How to Set up and Use Multi-Factor Authentication Apps for Tableau Cloud


Published: 17 Nov 2021
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022

Question

How do I set up and use multi-factor authentication apps for Tableau Cloud?

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • Multi-Factor Authentication

Answer

Below is an overview of setting up and using multi-factor authentication for your Tableau Cloud user account.

When initially setting up multi-factor authentication, you can choose to receive a notification or use a temporary authentication code. If you choose the code option during setup, a temporary code will appear on your authenticator app when you sign in using multi-factor authentication.

Note: These codes are time sensitive, and if your temporary authentication code switches to a two word recovery code, you can request that a new temporary authentication code is sent. The two word phrase in the authenticator app is a recovery code, and not the temporary code you will use to authenticate to your Tableau Cloud site.
 

Salesforce Authenticator App

Third Party Authenticator Apps

Google Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

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