Tableau Server Initial Node Configuration Fails 'Configuration changed: Changed keys: [wgserver.authenticate]'

Published: 09 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When configuring the Initial Node of Tableau Server on a Linux host the following error might occur:

"job.initialize_server.step.verify_no_pending_changes.error, message data: 

2020-12-03 22:39:25.924 +0000 pool-21-thread-1 : ERROR com.tableausoftware.tabadmin.webapp.asyncjobs.AsyncJobService - Error running job 2 of type InitializeServerJob

java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.Exception: Configuration changed: Changed keys: [wgserver.authenticate]"



  • Tableau Server 2020.3.3
  • Linux host


Run the command 'tsm pending-changes apply'.



'tsm pending-changes apply' command was not run as documented in the steps in 'Configure Initial Node Settings'
If that command is not run, the subsequent steps fail because all the steps up to that point to have been applied to Tableau Server before we can proceed.
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