Add or Update Sites

Tableau Server comes with one site named Default. Server administrators can add sites to the server and modify any site’s settings.

Add a site

  1. Do one of the following:

    • If you’re adding a site to the server for the first time, select Settings > Add a Site, and then click Add a Site.

    • If you’ve added sites before, in the site menu, click Manage All Sites, and then click New Site.

    • If you're editing an existing site, select it on the Sites page, and then select Edit Settings. Or, in a single-site deployment, click Settings, and then click the General tab.

  2. Enter a Site Name and ID. (If you are editing the Default site, you cannot change the ID.)

    Note The “#/site” portion of the URL (for example, http://localhost/#/site/sales) cannot be changed. In multi-site server environments, these segments appear in the URL for sites other than the Default site.

  3. For Storage, select either Server Limit or GB, and enter the number of GB you want as a limit for storage space for published workbooks, extracts, and other data sources .

    If you set a server limit and the site exceeds it, publishers will be prevented from uploading new content until the site is under the limit again. Server administrators can track where the site is relative to its limit using the Max Storage and Storage Used columns on the Sites page.

  4. Under Manage Users, select whether only server administrators can add and remove users and change their site roles, or whether you site administrators can too.

    If you are allowing site administrators to manage users, specify how many users they can add to the site by selecting one of the following:

    • Server limit: For a server with user-based licensing, the limit is the number of available server seat licenses. For a server with core-based licensing, there is no limit. For more information, see View Server Licenses and Troubleshoot Licensing.

    • Site Limit: Allows a site administrator to add users up to a limit you specify. See Work with Sites for information on licensing and user limits.

    • Site Role Limit: Allows a site administrator to add users of each site role up to the license limit you specify for the site. See Manage Site Role Limits for information on setting maximum role limits.

  5. Under Web authoring, select whether browser-based authoring is enabled for the site.

    When web authoring is disabled, users cannot edit published workbooks from the server web environment. To update a workbook published to the server, a Tableau Desktop user must re-publish it. For more information, see Set a Site’s Web Authoring Access and Functions.

  6. Enable Comments so users can share a conversation about data views, including snapshot images to highlight discoveries. For more information, see Comment on Views in Tableau user Help.

  7. Enable Data-driven alerts to let users automatically receive emails when data reaches key thresholds. For more information, see Send Data-Driven Alerts in Tableau user Help.

  8. Under Subscriptions, you can let site users subscribe to views and receive regular emails of them. Select Let content owners subscribe other users to let administrators, project leaders, and content owners set up subscriptions for others. These options are visible only if you have configured subscription settings.

  9. Under Email Settings, you can enter a custom From Address for alerts and subscriptions. While the email address you enter should use valid syntax (such as or noreply@sales), Tableau Server does not require it to correspond to a real email account. (Some SMTP servers may require an actual address, however).

    If you want a standard email footer to appear, select Custom footer, and enter the text you want to display above Tableau Server links in email messages.

    The email footer will look similar to the following:

  10. Enable offline favorites for Tableau Mobile to let mobile users access cached previews of views.

  11. Enable Request Access to let users send access requests to content or project owners. For more information, see Let Site Users Request Access to Content.

  12. Select Record workbook performance metrics to permit your site users to collect metrics on how workbooks perform, such as how quickly they load

    To initiate recording, users must add a parameter to the workbook's URL. For more information, see Create a Performance Recording.

  13. Click Create or Save.

Note: After you add your first site to Tableau Server, the site menu becomes available. When you select All Sites and click Users, the Server Users page appears, showing all users. When you select a specific site and click Users, the Site Users page appears. To add users to the server or specific sites, see Manage Users and Groups.

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