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Using LDAP (or AD LDS) Authentication to Tableau Server


Published: 04 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 24 Aug 2018

Issue

You are unable to connect to Tableau Server for Windows using LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services) instead of AD (Active Directory) authentication.
 

Environment

Tableau Server for Windows

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Server 2018.2 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Server

Cause

Support for LDAP was added to Tableau Server for Windows with version 2018.2.

Additional Information

LDAP can be used in Tableau Desktop to connect to Teradata and Oracle data sources that use LDAP for authentication.
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