Tableau as Service Provider and Drupal 8 as an Identity Provider

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way we use data to solve problems—empowering people and organizations to make the most of their data.

Single Sign On (SSO) integration between your Drupal site and Tableu will help your users to effectively use the Tableau. The SSO setup will also help you to manage your users at one single place.

Step 1:Guide to set up Tableau as SP

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

  • Enable SAML authentication by checking the Single Sign On with SAML checkbox.

  • 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


  • In Drupal SAML module, go to Service Provider tab. Enter the following values:
    Service Provider Name  Choose 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 .
    NameID 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.
  • Select users you want to enable SSO in the Tableau dashboard.

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.

      2. Configure Service Provider i.e. provide Identity Provider details to the Service Provider.

      3. Attribute Mapping: Choose an attribute value and then click on Save.

      You have now successfully configured Drupal as your IdP!

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

    • You can see the following screen after a successful SSO.

    Free Trail

    If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us at or call us at +1 978 658 9387 to find an answer to your question about Tableau Single sign on (SSO)..

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