Prompt for Authentication When Opening Workbooks with Embedded Credentials

Published: 09 Dec 2014
Last Modified Date: 20 Jul 2018


When you try to open a workbook or data source that was published with embedded credentials, Tableau Server prompts for authentication. In addition, if you select this workbook or data source on the Data Connections page, the Edit link is disabled (unavailable). 


  • Tableau Desktop 8.2.5, 8.2.6, 8.3.0, and 8.3.1
  • SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL


  1. Upgrade Tableau Desktop: 
    • ​For Tableau Desktop 8.2.x, upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.2.7 or a later version.
    • For Tableau Desktop 8.3.x, upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.3.2 or a later version.
  2. Republish the workbook or data source.


This behavior is a known issue that has been resolved in later releases.
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