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Resetting the Administrator Password or Account on Tableau Server


Published: 23 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 28 Dec 2023

Question

How to reset the Tableau Server administrator password or account.

Environment

  • Tableau Server for Windows 2018.1 and earlier
  • Tableau Server for Windows 2018.2 and Later
  • Tableau Server for Linux

Answer

Tableau Server For Windows 2018.2 and later

Reset Server Admin account and password

  1. tsm reset - For more information, see tsm reset 
  2. tabcmd initialuser - For more information, see initialuser 

Tableau Server for Linux

Reset Server Admin account and password

  1. tsm reset - For more information, see tsm reset 
  2. tabcmd initialuser - for more information, see initialuser

 

 

Additional Information


Please note: If there is no free Creator seat, one of the existing Creator users will be unlicensed in order to add the new Server Administrator.  If using only Core licenses and there is no free Explorer seat, the addition of the Server Administrator will unlicense an Explorer user in order to fulfill the request.  The user that is set to unlicensed will be either a user who has never logged in to Tableau Server or the oldest non-active user.

For Tableau Cloud, please view the article How to Reset a Current Site Admin Account for Tableau Cloud
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