"You are not authorized to perform this action" Opening a View Using Google Data Source

Published: 21 May 2019
Last Modified Date: 16 Mar 2020


When opening or exporting a view or workbook connected to a Google data source, an error occurs:

Forbidden Action

You are not authorized to perform this action.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online
  • Google Drive
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery


Option 1: Embed Credentials

  1. Go to the data source page for the workbook, click the context menu for the data source (...) and choose Edit Connection.
  2. Choose to embed credentials, and embed a valid set of Google credentials.

Option 2: Republish the workbook 

  1. Delete the workbook and data source from Tableau Server.
  2. Once deleted, republish both the data source and the workbook.


The access token for Google expired, was denied, or was revoked.
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