Tableau Online WordPress SAML SSO | Login Into Tableau Using WordPress (WP)
Tableau Online Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress | Our Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) plugin enables you to configure WP as IDP (Identity Provider) and Tableau Online as SP (Service Provider). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to setup Tableau Online SSO with WordPress.
Do you have questions? We have answers! Here you can find the answers to any issues you might face while configuring your WordPress IDP plugin with Tableau or any other Service Provider.
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:
Step-by-step Video to Setup SSO between Tableau Online and WordPress
Guide to configure Tableau Online SSO with WordPress (WP)
1. Configure Tableau Online as SP for Login with WordPress (WP)
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.
Note: Tableau Online does not accept manual input of metadata, so directly download the XML file.
Log in to your Tableau Dashboard as Admin.
Go to Authentication Settings in the Settings menu.
Under Authentication types, select Enable an additional authentication method and enable SAML as shown below. Click on Edit Connection.
Note down the Tableau Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL (ACS URL) which will be needed to configure the plugin, or directly download the metadata by clicking on Export metadata and later upload it in the configuration of the WordPress IDP plugin.
Upload the WordPress IDP Metadata file in the Import metadata file section. Click on the Apply button to upload the Metadata file.
Note: In order to resolve this error the localhost environment of the WordPress should be opened using https and not http, and then download the idp metadata from there.
Optional: If your Tableau SP is configured to send Signed Requests then you will need to provide the certificate in the plugin as well. You can get the certificate from Tableau Metadata.
2. Configure WordPress as IDP (Identity Provider) for Tableau Online SSO
Go to WordPress IDP Plugin on the WordPress Admin Dashboard and select Service Providers tab.
Enter the following information into the corresponding fields. Click on Save.
Service Provider Name
SP Entity ID or Issuer
Copy and paste the Tableau Online Entity ID from Tableau Online.
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 .
Click on + sign to add attributes.
Click on Save.
Go to the Match Attributes section in Tableau Online and match the attributes of WordPress IDP with that in Tableau Online. Select First and last name option in Display Name. Click on Apply.
To select the users to enable SSO for, go to Manage Users, click on the dropdown list and select Modify existing users or go to Users section.
Click on the three dots on the right of Display Name under Action of the user you wish to modify. Select Authentication and under it select SAML. Click Update.
Note: In the Manage Users’ section, a new user has to be created other than the admin, and the same user should be created with same credentials in WordPress.
4. Testing SSO
Go back to the Import Metadata file into Tableau Online section and click on Test Connection. Upon successful connection, you will see the following message on your screen.
In this Guide, you have successfully configured Tableau Online SAML Single Sign-On (Tableau Online SSO Login) choosing Tableau Online as SP and WordPress as IdP using miniOrange plugin-Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP). This solution ensures that you are ready to embed your Tableau charts into your WordPress site.
5. Embedded Views (Optional)
If you have any issues while embedding your Tableau charts in WordPress, you can refer to the solutions given here.
After following the above steps to Single Sign On (SSO) in Tableau, select Default Authentication Type of Embedded Views to Authenticate using an inline frame from Authentication Settings.
Go to your Tableau View and select the view you desire to show in an Iframe.
Click on Share and click on Copy Link or on Copy Embed Code.
Go to your WordPress page and add a block where you want to display the data. While choosing the type of block, choose Embed and paste the embed link.
For uploading the code, choose Custom HTML and paste the embed code.
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