Error "*** Not authorized ... (errorCode=16)" Entering Password in Tabcmd
Published: 07 Apr 2015 Last Modified Date: 15 May 2020
When using a Tableau Online or Tableau Server password which you know to be correct in the tabcmd utility, one of the following errors may occur:
*** Not authorized Authentication failed. (errorCode=16)
***Not authorized. Invalid username or password. (errorCode=16)
Change the password for Tableau Online or Tableau Server to one which does not use the following characters or combinations of characters:
| < > \ ^ + = ? / [ ] ” ; , * : %
">>" ">&" "<&"
This behavior results from a limitation of the Windows Command Prompt, rather than Tableau Server or Online. The listed characters are used as operators in Windows Command Prompt and cannot be used as part of a password in tabcmd.