Tableau as Service Provider and Drupal 8 as an Identity Provider

Drupal Tableau Integration will allow you to integrate Single Sign-On ( SSO ) login between your Drupal site and Tableau. Tableau SSO integration with your Drupal site will help your users to login into Tableau using their Drupal credentials.

This SSO setup will also help you to manage your users in one single place. The Drupal SAML Single Sign-On ( SSO  ) module is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8 as well as Drupal 9. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML IDP SSO login between Drupal website and Tableau considering Tableau as SP ( Service Provider ) and Drupal as IDP ( Identity Provider ).

If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact us at We will help you to configure the module. If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML IDP module

Step 1: Guide to set up Tableau as SP ( Service Provider )

  • Log in to your Tableau Dashboard as Admin.
  • Go to Authentication Settings in the Settings menu.

    Drupal SAMl IDP Authentication setting
  • Enable SAML authentication by checking the Single Sign On with SAML checkbox.

    Drupal SAML IDP enable saml
  • Note down the Tableau Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL (ACS URL) which will be needed to configure the module.
  • Note: If your Tableau SP is configured to send Signed Requests, then you will need to provide the certificate in the module as well. You can get the certificate from the Tableau Metadata


    Drupal SAMl IDP export metadata
  • In Drupal SAML module, go to Service Provider tab. Enter the following values:
    Service Provider Name  Choose an appropriate name according to your choice.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer     Tableau Entity ID.
    ACS URL Tableau Assertion Consumer Service URL.
    X.509 Certificate (optional)
    [For Signed Request]
    Paste certificate value you copied from the Tableau Metadata file.
    Name ID Format Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
  • You will need to upload the IDP metadata or give certain IDP information in Tableau. You can get this information from the IDP METADATA Tab in the module.

  • Drupal SAMl IDP import metadata
  • Select users you want to enable SSO in the Tableau dashboard.

    Drupal SAMl IDP View users

Step 2: Guide to set up miniOrange SAML 2.0 IdP in Drupal

  • Login into your Drupal instance using your admin account.
  • Go To Extend, click on Install new module.

    Drupal SAML IDP install new module
  • Upload the downloaded module as a .zip file. Then click on Install.

    Drupal SAML IDP upload zip file
  • After successful installation, click on Enable newly added modules and enable the module. Then click Save configuration button.

    Drupal SAML IDP update manager
  • Configure the module:
    1. Configure your Identity Provider i.e. provides details of Service Provider. (These details can be found from your service provider). Then click on Save Configuration.

      Drupal SAML IDP upload metadata
    2. Configure Service Provider i.e. provide Identity Provider details to the Service Provider.

      Drupal SAML IDP metadata tab
    3. Attribute Mapping: Choose an attribute value and then click on Save.

      Drupal SAMl IDP Attribute mapping

    You have now successfully configured Drupal as your IdP!

  • Click on the Test Login button in the Tableau Dashboard to Test the SSO.

    Drupal SAMl IDP test login
  • You can see the following screen after a successful SSO.

    Drupal SAMl IDP Successfully SSO

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