Site-Specific SAML Authorization Fails And Redirects to Tableau Cloud Login Page

Published: 28 Nov 2016
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022


When you try to log in to Tableau Server using site-specific SAML authorization, the authorization fails and you are redirected to a Tableau Cloud login page with the URL for your server. 

Additionally, the following error may be found In the SAML Service logs:
ERROR o.o.x.s.k.p.InlineX509DataProvider - Error extracting certificates from X509Data Unable to decode X.509 certificates


  • Tableau Server 
  • Site-Specific SAML


Remove any extraneous data from the SAML/SSL certificates.  There should be no text above the "BEGIN CERTIFICATE" message or below the "END CERTIFICATE" message.


The Site-SAML certificate parser cannot process extraneous data within the certificate.
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