You can use the tsm settings commands to export (get) and import (set) configuration values.

Important: The server configuration file referenced in this topic includes a copy of the master keystore file used for encrypting configuration secrets. We strongly recommend that you take additional measures to secure the node configuration file, using mechanisms as described in Securing secrets for import and export operations.

tsm settings clone

Create a "clone payload" that consists of the Tableau Server installation's configuration and topology (including external services and ports). This payload can be used to recreate an exact copy of the Server installation. This command is designed to work best with a Server installation that includes an external repository and external filestore. For details on using the clone payload to create a copy of an installation, see Clone Tableau Server.

Synopsis

tsm settings clone --output-directory <output-directory> [global options]

Options

-d, --output-directory <output-directory>

Required.

Specifies the location to which the clone payload will be written.

tsm settings export

Export the current server configuration and topology to a file.

The following files are not exported or imported with the tsm settings import or tsm settings export commands. You must manage these files manually:

  • SAML certificate file
  • SAML key file
  • SAML IdP metadata file
  • OpenID.static.file
  • Kerberos.keytab file
  • LDAP Kerberos keytab file
  • LDAP Kerberos conf file
  • Mutual SSL certificate file
  • Mutual SSL revocation file
  • Customization header logo file
  • Customization sign-in logo file
  • Customization compact logo file

Synopsis

tsm settings export --output-config-file <path/to/output_file.json> [global options]

Options

-f, --output-config-file <file>

Required.

Specifies the location and name of the file created by this operation.

tsm settings import

Import server configuration or topology.

The following files are not exported or imported with the tsm settings export or tsm settings import commands. You must manage these files manually:

  • SAML certificate file
  • SAML key file
  • SAML IdP metadata file
  • OpenID.static.file
  • Kerberos.keytab file
  • LDAP Kerberos keytab file
  • LDAP Kerberos conf file
  • Mutual SSL certificate file
  • Mutual SSL revocation file
  • Customization header logo file
  • Customization sign-in logo file
  • Customization compact logo file

Synopsis

tsm settings import --import-config-file <path/to/import_file.json> [global options]

Options

-f,--import-config-file <FILE>

Required.

Path to input file.

--config-only

Optional.

--topology-only

Optional.

-frc, --force-keys

Optional.

Force a key to be added to configuration even if it did not previously exist.

Global options

-h, --help

Optional.

Show the command help.

-p, --password <password>

Required, along with -u or --username if no session is active.

Specify the password for the user specified in -u or --username.

If the password includes spaces or special characters, enclose it in quotes:

--password 'my password'

-s, --server https://<hostname>:8850

Optional.

Use the specified address for Tableau Services Manager. The URL must start with https, include port 8850, and use the server name not the IP address. For example https://<tsm_hostname>:8850. If no server is specified, https://<localhost | dnsname>:8850 is assumed.

--trust-admin-controller-cert

Optional.

Use this flag to trust the self-signed certificate on the TSM controller. For more information about certificate trust and CLI connections, see Connecting TSM clients.

-u, --username <user>

Required if no session is active, along with -p or --password.

Specify a user account. If you do not include this option, the command is run using credentials you signed in with.

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