Error "Unable to Get Default Permissions for Publishing" Publishing Workbook

Published: 28 Aug 2015
Last Modified Date: 25 Apr 2016


When publishing a workbook that has the same name as a workbook that is already published, the following error might occur: 

Unable to get default permissions for publishing.  



Tableau Server 9.0.4 - 9.0.5


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Server 9.0.6 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server.

Option 2

Use one of the following workarounds: 
  • Grant the user Publish permissions to a project that is earlier alphabetically than the desired project. For example, create a project named "AAAWorkaround" and grant the user permissions to publish to it. 
  • Grant the user both Publisher permissions and Set Permissions to the project. 



This behavior is related to a known issue which has been corrected in more recent versions.
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