Unable to Impersonate Read Only Users to Test Permissions

Published: 18 Apr 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016


When testing user permissions in Tableau Server, the option to test a Read Only user is unavailable to the Tableau Administrator.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online


Use the following workaround:
  1. Create a test user in Active Directory.
  2. Import the user into Tableau Server.
  3. Log in to Tableau Server as the test user.
  4. Access views to test permissions levels.


The ability to impersonate users is not currently available in Tableau Server

Additional Information

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