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When connecting to Tableau Server from Tableau Desktop, receive "Access denied Error 15"


Published: 03 Feb 2022
Last Modified Date: 04 Feb 2022

Issue

When connecting to Tableau Server from Tableau Desktop, the following error is received:

"Access denied Error 15"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Make sure that firewall security rules allow Tableau Desktop application (tableau.exe) to communication with Tableau Server.

Cause

Firewall settings block Tableau Desktop application (tableau.exe) from signing in to Tableau Server.
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