Disabling Publishing to Tableau Public

Published: 18 Jan 2013
Last Modified Date: 29 Mar 2023


In Tableau Desktop, is there a way to disable the option to publish to Tableau Public?


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Public


The company firewall can be adjusted to block access to  This solution will also block users ability to view content on Tableau Public.   

Alternatively, you may disable the ability to publish to Tableau Public by requesting new product keys from your Tableau Account Manager.  Both legacy Tableau Desktop keys and using LBLM with on-premise Tableau Server can be adjusted by issuing new keys with the publish to Public feature disabled.

Note that this solution will require you to deactivate your old keys and activate the new key(s). For more information and assistance, contact your Tableau Account Manager.

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