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Error "Only tableau authentication type is supported for tabcmd" When Attempting to Sign Into Tableau Cloud Using Tabcmd


Published: 30 Oct 2019
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022

Issue

When attempting to log into Tableau Cloud using tabcmd, the following error occurs:

Only tableau authentication type is supported for tabcmd. Site admins can change users authentication type on the users page when signed in to the browser environment. (errorcode-16)

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • tabcmd 
  • login command
  • SAML or Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Cause

Currently only users set to TableauID authentication can log into Tableau Cloud using TabCMD. Tableau with multi-factor authentication (MFA) is not currently supported with TabCMD.
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