Disable Automatic Client Authentication

After Tableau Desktop and Tableau Mobile clients first successfully sign in to Tableau Server, they are automatically authenticated in the future. Client sessions are managed by OAuth access and refresh tokens.

By default, all client tokens reset after a year. If a client token has not been used in 14 days, then it will expire. You can change these values by setting the refresh_token.absolute_expiry_in_seconds and refresh_token.idle_expiry_in_seconds options. See tsm configuration set Options.

Tableau Server administrators can also disable automatic authentication. To immediately disconnect all clients from Tableau Server and require users to sign in every time they connect:

  1. In the site menu, click Manage All Sites, and then click Settings > General.

  2. Under Connected Clients, clear the option Allow clients to automatically connect to Tableau Server.

  3. Click Save.

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