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Tableau Server SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration with Drupal as IdP

This setup guide helps you to integrate a Single Sign-On (SSO) between Drupal site and Tableau Server. miniOrange SAML IDP module Drupal site to act as a SAML 2.0 Identity Provider. After successful configurations, users should be able to log in to the Tableau Server using Drupal credentials. The module is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal 9, and Drupal 10.

Installation Steps 

  • Download the module:
    composer require 'drupal/miniorange_saml_idp'
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange SAML Identity Provider using the search box.
  • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at
  • Install the module:
    drush en miniorange_saml_idp
  • Clear the cache:
     drush cr
  • Configure the module at
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module button.
  • Install the Drupal SAML IDP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Identity Provider module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
  • Click on Enable newly added modules.
  • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at

Obtain SAML IDP Metadata from Drupal:

  • Once the module is installed, navigate to the Configuration tab from the top navigation bar and click on the miniOrange SAML IDP Configuration. (/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml_idp/idp_setup)
  • Configuration-Drupal-Click-on-miniOrange-SAML-IDP-Configuration
  • Navigate to the IDP Metadata tab and download the metadata file. (This is required in order to configure the Tableau Server as a SAML SP)
  • Drupal-Single-Sign-On-Click-on-Download-Metadata-button

Set up SAML SSO Application in Tableau Server:

  • Sign in to your Tableau site as an admin.
  • Navigate to the Settings → Authentication.
  • Tableau-Online-SAML-Single-Sign-On-navigate-to-settings-and-select-Authentication
  • In the Authentication tab, check the Enable an additional authentication method option and select SAML.
  • Tableau-Online-Single-Sign-On-Enable-an-additonal-authentication-method-checkbox.webp
  • Expand the Edit Connection section and click on the Export metadata button to download the Tableau Cloud metadata. (This will require further configuring Drupal as IdP)
  • Tableau-Online-Single-Sign-On-Enable-an-additonal-authentication-method-checkbox.webp
  • On the same page scroll down to the Import metadata option. Here, upload the XML metadata file downloaded from Drupal and click on the Apply button.
  • Tableau-Online-Single-Sign-On-Choose-a-downloaded-IdP-metadata-file-then-click-on-Apply-button

Configuring Drupal as SAML Identity Provider (IdP):

  • Go to the Drupal site. Navigate to the Service Provider Setup tab of the miniOrange SAML IDP module.
  • Click on the Upload SP Metadata.
  • Drupal-SAML-IDP-Select-Upload-Metadata
  • Upload the metadata file downloaded from the Tbleau Server.
  • Drupal-SAML-IDP-Upload-Metadata
  • Now click on the Test link to verify your configuration. If your configurations are correct then you will get the homepage of the Tbleau Server site in the test configuration window.
  • Drupal-SAML-IDP-Select-Test-Configure

You have successfully configured the SAML SSO between Tbleau Server as SAML SP and Drupal as SAML IDP.

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