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Enable Mutual SSL Authentication from Tableau Plugin

This article offers step-by-step instructions on how to establish Authentication with Tableau.

NOTE: To get a better understanding of how mutual SSL Authentication with Tableau works, refer to this article.

1. Create a keyStore and trustStore

TrustStore and keyStore are used for setting up SSL connection in Java application between client and server:

  • keyStore should contain keys and serves to provide credentials
  • trustStore should contain certificates and is used to verify credentials

Generate a KeyStore and TrustStore using Java keytool. If you already have a p12 file, you can create keystore by running the 'keytool -importkeystore' command on tab server. here is an example of the command:

keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore mykey.p12 -srcstoretype PKCS12 -destkeystore /opt/mi/config/tableau.keystore -deststorepass some_password

Since private key and certificate are essential in working environment, there is a strong possibility that you had them generated already.

1.1. Copy the keystore and truststore to your Virtual Machine

For example, you can copy it at /tmp/comapnyname.keystore

2. Create a new tableau connection

For more details of creating Tableau connection, refer to this article.

Set the following plugin connection profile parameters:

  1. Key Store Path and Key Store Password: Define a path to the keyStore on your virtual machine
  2. Private Key Passphrase: In order to use the key for public-key encryption, the file is decrypted with the decryption key. SSH does this automatically by asking you for the passphrase. Define the passphrase in this field
  3. Trust Store Path and Trust Store Password: Define a path to the keyStore on your virtual machine
  4. Verify SSL Certificates: 'true' / 'Y'

3. Attempt to connect to the tableau server


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