Error: "Session Expired" After Logging in to Tableau Server and Attempting to Load a View

Published: 23 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 28 Jul 2020


After logging in to Tableau Server and attempting to view any page, the user is redirected to the login page again with a "Session Expired" message.

Additionally, the error code displayed in the URL is 46.


  • Tableau Server
  • Multiple node deployment


Ensure that all Tableau Server nodes have the same time and timezone settings by logging into each machine hosting Tableau Server as the Tableau Server Run As user and make sure the time zones and time are set to same value.


Timezone settings were different on the different Tableau Server nodes (e.g. GMT and IST), causing one of the nodes to "declare" user's session as expired. By default, sessions are set to expire in 4 hours.
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