Unable to Change Usernames

Published: 13 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 09 Jul 2018


Unable to change a username on Tableau Server.


Tableau Server


Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1: Change Display Names (Local Authentication only)

Option 2: Delete and Re-Add Users (Tableau Server 8.2 and later versions)

  1. Create a new user with the desired username. For more information, see Add Users in Tableau Help.
  2. Change the permissions and ownership of all user content to the new user. For more information, see Manage Ownership in Tableau Help.
  3. Delete the old user. For more information, see  View, Edit and Delete Users in Tableau Help.


The ability to change usernames is not currently available in Tableau Server.

Additional Information

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: allow admin to rename users
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