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Able to Connect SSL Required Redshift Database Even if "Require SSL" Option is Not Selected


Published: 19 Sep 2022
Last Modified Date: 20 Sep 2022

Issue

When connecting to a SSL required Redshift database server from Tableau Desktop, even if SSL option is not ticked, Tableau still can connect to the database.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2020.4 or newer
  • Amazon Redshift

Cause

This behavior is by design. If the checkbox "Require SSL" is not selected, Tableau Desktop will use "allow" option for the connection at the back end. Hence, it will still use SSL if the server requires it.
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