Error "You do not have permission to publish to this server..." When Server Admin Publishes

Published: 11 Jun 2015
Last Modified Date: 30 Aug 2017


When publishing as a Server Admin, the following error might occur:

You do not have permission to publish to this server.  Contact your Tableau Server administrator for access.


Tableau Server


To work around this issue, perform the following steps:
  1. In Tableau Server, navigate to Server > Users.
  2. Select the check box for the affected user.
  3. Go to Actions > Site Membership.
  4. Clear the Server Admin option. The list of sites and site roles should appear. One or more of the sites to which the user is trying to publish will have a Site Role of Interactor.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Go to Actions Site Membership.
  7. Select the Server Admin option and click Save.
The user should now be able to publish to all sites.


This behavior is related to a known issue currently under investigation.
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