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Google Ads Data Source Connection/Authentication


Published: 10 Feb 2022
Last Modified Date: 10 Feb 2022

Issue

The below error is received while authenticating Google ads with Tableau Desktop. 
 
"This app is blocked. 
This app tried to access sensitive info in your Google Account. To keep your account safe, Google blocked this access."
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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2021.4.2
  • Windows 10/MacOS 
  • Google Ads

Resolution

  1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/. Login with the Google account with which you are facing the issue. 
  2. Select Security on the left menu and scroll down to find "Third Party app with account access"
  3. Click on "Manage third-party access" and find Tableau Desktop.
  4. Click on Tableau Desktop and select Remove Access
  5. Go to Tableau Desktop and try authenticating again. 
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If the issue continues to happen after following the above steps, please reach out to your Google administrator or IT team to reset the access.

Cause

Environmental Permissions.
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