What's New and Changed in Tableau Server

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This topic lists all the new features and product changes for the latest release.

New in version 2021.1

User

New features and enhancements related to web authoring and interacting with views on the web are listed in What's New in Tableau for Users(Link opens in a new window) and Web Authoring and Tableau Desktop Feature Comparison(Link opens in a new window). For topics related to web authoring and interacting with views, see Using Tableau on the Web(Link opens in a new window).

Server or site administrator

Specify ports that should not be used during dynamic port allocation

Use the new configuration key ports.blocklist to specify ports in the dynamically assigned range that should not be used by Tableau. Setting this key with specific ports will cause Tableau Server to not use the ports when dynamically assigning ports on start up. For more information, see Blocking specific ports within the range.

Block ingestion of complex content

Use the tsm configuration set command option metadata.ingestor.blocklist to troubleshoot content ingestion issues with Catalogue or Metadata API. For more information, see metadata.ingestor.blocklist.

Changed in 2021.1

Version 2021.1 includes the following changes you should know about before upgrading.

SHA-256 has algorithm enforced for SAML assertions with IdP

Beginning with Tableau Sever 2021.1, Tableau Server will hash message signatures and digests with SHA-256 in SAML assertions to the IdP. To change this behavior, see wgserver.saml.sha256.

Improvements to JVM maximum heap size scaling for Tableau Catalogue ingestion and elastic server

Beginning with Tableau Sever 2021.1, JVM maximum heap size scales automatically for Catalogue ingestion and elastic server. For more information, see noninteractivecontainer.vmopts and elasticserver.vmopts

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