Configure SAML with Azure Active Directory

If you’ve configured Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as your SAML identity provider (IdP), use the information in this topic alongside the Azure AD documentation to add Tableau Cloud to your single sign-on applications.


  • These steps reflect a third-party application and are subject to change without our knowledge. If the steps described here do not match the screens you see in your IdP account, you can use the general SAML configuration steps, along with the IdP’s documentation.
  • Beginning February 2022, multi-factor authentication (MFA) through your SAML SSO identity provider (IdP) is a Tableau Cloud requirement.

Step 1: Open the Tableau Online SAML settings

To use Azure AD with Tableau Cloud, you configure a custom application in the Azure AD management portal. For this taskyou’llneed to use information from the Tableau Cloud SAML settings.

  1. Sign in to your Tableau Cloud site as a site administrator, and select Settings > Authentication.

  2. On the Authentication tab, select the Enable an additional authentication method tick box, select SAML and then click the Configuration (required) drop-down arrow.

    Screenshot of Tableau Cloud site authentication settings page

Step 2: Add Tableau Cloud to your Azure AD applications

Taking information from the Tableau Cloud SAML settings page, review and complete the steps in the following Microsoft Azure articles:

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