Search Results :


Tableau Server Single Sign-On using DNN SAML as IDP

DotNetNuke (DNN) SAML IDP module acts as a SAML 2.0 Identity Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the module and various SAML-compliant service providers to securely authenticate the user using the DotNetNuke (DNN) site credentials. miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for SAML 2.0 Login using DotNetNuke credentials. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) between DotNetNuke(DNN) and Tableau Server considering DotNetNuke(DNN) as IDP. To know more about the other features we provide, click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

  • Download the DNN SAML Identity Provider (IDP) module.
  • Upload the installation package dnn-saml-single-sign-on-sso-idp_xxx_Install by going in Settings > Extension > Install Extension.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Install Extension
  • Open any of the page on your DNN site (Edit mode) and Click on Add Module.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Add Module
  • Search for moDNNSAMLIDP and click on the moDNNSAMLIDP. Drag and drop the module on the page where you want.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Search for DNN SAML IDP
  • You have finished with the Installation of the module on your DNN site.

1. Configure Tableau Server as SP

  • From the list of service providers given below, select Tableau Server.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Select Service Provider
  • There are two options in the module to share your IDP metadata to the service provider. Either you can share metadata URL or you can download the metadata (XML) file.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Select Service Provider
  • Login to your Tableau Services Manager as Admin.
  • In the Configuration tab, select User Identity Access, then click on Authentication Method tab.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Tableau's Authentication Method

To configure Tableau Server follow the given steps.

  • In Authentication Method, select SAML and provide the data from the IDP Metadata tab of the plugin.
  • Tableau Server
    return URL
    Enter the URL that Tableau Server users will access.
    SAML Entity ID The entity ID uniquely identifies your Tableau Server installation to the IDP. You can enter your Tableau Server URL again here.
    SAML certificate
    and key files
    Click on Select File to upload the SAML certificate and SAML key.
    You can generate the self-signed certificate using OpenSSL using the following command
    openssl req -x509 -sha256 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout cert.key -days 365 -out cert.crt
    Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Add IDP Metadata
  • Click on Download XML Metadata File, this will be required for configuring the IDP.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Download XML metadata file
  • Navigate to the IDP Metadata tab of the DNN SAML IDP Plugin and download the IDP metadata file.
  • Now, you can upload the Metadata XML File of the Identity Provider.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Upload IDPs Metadata

    Note: In some cases, you may need to change the assertion values in the Tableau Server configuration to match the assertion names that are passed by your IDP.

  • Enter the assertion values that you want to map during SSO.
  • Username username
    Display name displayName
    Email email
    Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Tableau Attributes
  • You can check or uncheck the checkbox if you wish to enable or disable the SAML Single Logout.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Tableau Client Applications
  • Click on Save Pending Changes and then click on Pending Changes at the top of the page.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - Save pending changes
  • Click Apply Changes and Restart to restart your Tableau server.

2. Configure DNN as SAML IDP

  • There are two options to add an application for your Service Provider in the IDP module
  • A] Upload metadata using Upload SP Metadata option
  • IDP module requires SP Entity ID and ACS URL values from your service provider. You may get the metadata file (.xml) or metadata URL.
  • You can upload metadata using Upload SP Metadata option where you can upload metadata using XML file or URL.
  • You may refer to the screenshot below:
  • DNN SAML IDP - add service provider metadata
  • You can choose any one of the options according to the metadata format you have available.
  • B] Configure the Service Provider metadata manually

    DNN SAML IDP - add service provider
  • Once configured service provider metadata, Update the module settings

3. Attribute Mapping

  • In this steps you will map the DotNetNuke user attribute to be sent in the response to the Service Provider.
  • NameID defines what SP is expecting in the subject element of SAML Assertion. Generally, NameID is Username or Email Address. You can select which user attribute you want to send in the NameID.
  • You can add other attributes to be sent in SAML Assertion to SP. The attributes include user’s profile attributes such as first name, last name, fullname, username, email, custom profile attributes etc.
  • Tableau Server SSO using DNN SAML IDP - DNN Attribute Mapping
  • After saving the attribute mapping, proceed further with the test configuration or perform actual SSO from your service provider.

4. Testing SSO

  • In the Incognito browser window, enter the Tableau Server URL.
  • The browser will redirect you to the DNN Login screen.
  • Enter the DNN Credentials and click on Log in.
  • If you are redirected back to your Tableau Server start page and logged in successfully, then your configuration is correct.

You have successfully configured DNN as SAML IDP ( Identity Provider) for achieving DNN SSO login into your Tableau Server.

You can configure the DNN SAML IDP module with any service provider such as Azure AD, Azure B2C, Google Apps, Zoho Desk, Salesforce, WordPress, Cognito, Moodle, Zapier, Zoho, Zoom, Tableau Server, Hubspot, TalentLMS, WSO2 or even with your own custom service providers. You can find more service providers here.

Additional Resources

Need Help?

Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on and we'll help you set up SSO with your service provider and for quick guidance (via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.

Hello there!

Need Help? We are right here!

Contact miniOrange Support

Thanks for your inquiry.

If you dont hear from us within 24 hours, please feel free to send a follow up email to