SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in Tableau Server (SP) | WordPress – Tableau Server SSO Login

SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in Tableau Server (SP) | WordPress – Tableau Server SSO Login


Tableau Server SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress as SAML IdP . Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) plugin gives you the ability to use your WordPress (WP) credentials to login into Tableau Server (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Tableau Server as SP (Service Provider) and WordPress as IdP (Identity Provider).

Note: Premium Version of WP SAML IDP Plugin is required to set up SSO with Tableau Server.

Pre-requisites: Download and Installation

To integrate the WordPress site as an Identity Provider, you will need to install the miniOrange Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin:

Guide to set up SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in Tableau Server with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup Tableau Server as SP (Service Provider)

  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
  • Here, you can find the Identity Provider Metadata URL /XML Metadata or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, SAML Logout URL (Premium Feature), Certificate for SP configuration.

  • Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
  • Login to your Tableau Services Manager as Admin.
  • In the Configuration tab, select User Identity & Access, then click on Authentication Method tab.
  • Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on

To configure Tableau Server follow the given steps.

miniorange img In Tableau Step 1:
  • In Authentication Method, select SAML and provide the data from the IDP Metadata tab of the plugin.
  • Note: (Do not select the check box to Enable SAML authentication for the server)

  • 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.
    Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
miniorange img In Tableau Step 2:
  • Click on Download XML Metadata File this will be required for configuring the IDP.
  • Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
miniorange img In Tableau Step 3:
  • Navigate to the IDP Metadata tab of the WordPress IDP Plugin.
miniorange img In Tableau Step 4:
  • Upload the Metadata File of the Identity Provider.
  • Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
miniorange img In Tableau Step 5:

    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
    Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
miniorange img In Tableau Step 6:
  • Select the Tableau applications in which you want to give users a Single Sign-On experience.
  • For the SAML Sign-Out redirect (if Use SAML sign-out for Tableau Server is checked), copy and paste the SAML Logout URL from the IDP Metadata tab of the WordPress IDP plugin.
  • Click on Save Pending Changes and then click on Pending Changes at the top of the page.
  • Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on
  • Click Apply Changes and Restart to restart your Tableau server.

2. Configure WordPress (WP) as IdP (Identity Provider)

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab and enter the values corresponding to the information from Tableau Server.
  • Service Provider Name Tableau
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SAML Entity ID from Tableau Server.
    ACS URL Copy and paste the Tableau Server return URL from Tableau server.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked
    enter sp info freshdesk as sp
  • Click on the Save button to save your configuration.

3. Attribute Mapping (This is a premium feature)

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
  • In the User Attributes section, enter the following information and click on Save .
  • You can also add more attributes by clicking on + sign to add attributes.
  • Name User Meta Data
    username user_login
    displayname display_name
    email user_email
    Configure SAML SSO in Tableau Server (SP) with WordPress - Tableau Single Sign on

4. Testing SSO

  • In the Incognito browser window, enter the Tableau Server URL.
  • The browser will redirect you to the WordPress Login screen.
  • Enter the WordPress 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 WordPress as SAML IdP ( Identity Provider) for achieving WordOress SSO login into your Tableau Server.

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