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Error "Bad request. Your Browser sent a request that this server could not understand" Logging in to Tableau Server via Domain Name


Published: 27 Jun 2018
Last Modified Date: 27 Jun 2018

Issue

When opening the login page of Tableau Server using the domain name the following error occurs:
Bad request.Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Windows 

Resolution

Option 1:

As an administrator, change the DNS hostname of the computer running Tableau Server to only include alphanumeric characters.

Option 2:

Access Tableau Server via IP Address rather than hostname.

Cause

DNS host names cannot contain the following characters:
  • comma (,)
  • tilde (~)
  • colon (:)
  • exclamation point (!)
  • at sign (@)
  • number sign (#)
  • dollar sign ($)
  • percent (%)
  • caret (^)
  • ampersand (&)
  • apostrophe (')
  • period (.)
  • parentheses (())
  • braces ({})
  • underscore (_)
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