tsm Command Line Reference
The topics in this section include reference content for Tableau Services Manager (TSM) command line interface (CLI) to support Tableau Server.
TSM is used to manage installation and configuration of Tableau Server. To learn more about TSM, see Tableau Services Manager Overview.
You can automate the installation and configuration tasks supported by the TSM CLI using the TSM API. To learn more about the prerelease (Alpha) TSM API, see Tableau Services Manager API.
You can run tsm commands on the initial node (the node where TSM is installed), or on any additional node in the cluster.
To run tsm commands, you need to open a command prompt.
Open a command prompt with an account that is a member of the
tsmadmingroup on a node in the cluster.
Run the command you want. If you are running the command from a node other than the initial node, include the
-soption to specify the URL of the initial node by name (not IP address), and include the TSM port, 8850.
To see the version of TSM and Tableau Server from the initial node:
To see the version of TSM and Tableau Server from an additional node:
tsm version -s https://<inital_node_name>:8850
tsm version -s https://myTableauHost:8850
Beginning in the 2019.2 release of Tableau Server, running tsm commands will not require you to enter a password if the following are true:
- The account you are running commands with is a member of the TSM-authorized group, by default, the
tsmadmingroup. The Tableau unprivileged user (by default, the
tableauuser) and root account may also run TSM commands.
- You are running commands locally on the Tableau Server that is running the Tableau Server Administration Controller service. By default, the Tableau Server Administration Controller service is installed and configured on the initial node in a distributed deployment.
Logging into tsm CLI locally
If you are running tsm commands on the local computer with user account that is a member of a TSM-authorized group, then you will not need to specify a password. In this case, just run the command, for example:
Logging into tsm CLI remotely
If you are running TSM commands from a node in a cluster where the Tableau Server Administration Controller service is not running, then you must authenticate a session with the Tableau Server Administration Controller service on the remote computer before you can run commands. For example, run the following command:
tsm login -s <server_name> -u <account_name>
<server_name> is the name of the node where the Tableau Server Administration Controller service is running and
<account_name> is an account that is a member of a TSM-authorized group.
After running this command, you will be prompted for a password. After the account has been authenticated, you can run TSM commands.
Viewing and adding accounts to the TSM-authorized group
The TSM-authorized group is created during server installation. By default, the TSM-authorized group that is named
tsmadmin. If you created an alternative TSM-authorized group during installation, then substitute your group name for
tsmadmin in the following code examples.
To view the user accounts in the
tsmadmin group, run the following command:
grep tsmadmin /etc/group
To add a user account to the
sudo usermod -G tsmadmin -a <username>
Scripting and automating with tsm CLI
To run automation on a Tableau Server without a password in the script file, run the script on the initial node and with an account in the proper TSM-authorized group. See the "Authenticating" section above for more details.
Viewing help content in the shell
To view minimal help content from a command line, use the
tsm help category.
tsm help [category] [command]
Help for all tsm commands
tsm help <category>
Show help for a specific command category. For example,
tsm help authentication.
tsm help <category> <command>
Show help for a specific command. For example,
tsm help authentication open-id.
tsm help commands
List all top-level commands or categories.