1. Curator Styles

    2. Homepage

    3. Titles and Toolbars

    4. Group Overrides

    1. Pages Overview

    2. Tiles

    3. SSRS Embedding

    4. Explorer

    5. User Customized Metrics

    6. Error Pages

    1. Tutorials

    2. Search

    3. Managing Menus

    4. Menu Items

    5. Keywords

    6. Files

    7. Notices

    8. Loading Screens

    1. Embedded Tableau Server Views

    2. Thumbnails

    3. Tagged Workbooks

    4. Favorites

    5. Email Subscriptions

    6. Data Export

    7. Download Workbook

    8. Share Workbook

    9. Custom Views

    10. Pause/Resume Changes

    11. Dashboard Titles

    1. Filters

    2. Parameters

    3. Apply Button

    4. Filter Categories

    5. Hidden Sticky Filters/Parameters

    6. Specify Filter Sheet

    7. Mark Commenting

    8. URL Action Overrides (Link Target)

    9. Hidden Dashboards

    10. Replace Dashboard URLs

    11. Site Switcher

    12. Cache Filter/Parameter Options

    1. Data Manager Basics

    2. Web Data Connector (WDC)

    3. Connecting to Data Manager

    4. User Commenting

    5. Field Calculations

    1. Overview and Enabling

    2. Report Builder: Email Option

    3. Report Builder: Watermark Text

    4. Report Builder: Scheduled Reports Option

    1. Automatic License Provisioning

    2. Just-in-time (JIT) Provisioning

    3. Users and Groups

    4. Reset User's Password

    5. User Sync and Membership Sync Overview

    6. Custom Attributes

    1. Frontend User Permissions

    2. Password Change

    3. Password Reset

    4. Password Expiration and Complexity

    5. Bypass Link-preview Security

    1. E-mail Configuration

    2. System Notifications

    1. Force SSL

    2. Trusted Tickets

    3. Basic HTTP Authentication

    1. Import / Export

    2. Backend Users

    3. Frontend Users

    4. Updating License Key

    5. Linux: Cron Troubleshooting

    6. Filesystem Permissions

    7. Backend Administrator Password Reset

    8. Dependency Updates

    9. Updating Curator Logging

    10. Third Party Cookies

    11. Troubleshooting Load Times

    12. Manual Restoration of Curator Backup

    13. Curator Backup

    14. Taking a Manual Full Backup

    1. System Upgrade

    2. Disable Curator Upgrades

    3. Offline Upgrades (Airgapped)

    4. Troubleshooting Upgrades

    1. Scripts

    2. Commands

    3. Subscription Routing

    1. Curator API Overview

    2. Integration

    3. Curator API

    4. Tableau API

    5. Content

    6. User API

    1. Username Mapping

Documentation: System Administration

Backend Users

Backend Administrators accounts are separate from Tableau Server users and only exist on Curator.
Permissions can be customized for a backend user to allow for a range of access.
New permissions become available as you enable "Features" and must be enabled for older users if applicable.

To manage backend users:

  1. If a backend user is unable to view menu items, it is possible they do not have the appropriate backend permissions. These permissions can be edited using the following steps. If the "Backend Administrators" menu item is not visible, it is likely that user does not have the necessary permissions. A backend admin with access to "Backend Administrators" will need to update the permissions for the other user.
  2. Navigate to the backend of the system (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  3. Log in if prompted.
  4. Click on Settings > Curator > Backend Administrators in the left navigation.
  5. Click on the "New Backend User" button to create a new user, or click on an existing user to modify user details or permissions.


SAML Integration

Curator can integrate backend users with the same SAML authentication that is being used on the front-end. In order for this to work, set up your environemnt following the steps below:

  1. Ensure your SAML authenticaiton has been set up properly.
  2. Login to the backend of your Curator instance (e.g. https://www.site.com/backend).
  3. Navigate to the Settings > Curator > Portal Settings section from the left-hand menu.
  4. Click on the General tab and expand the Security section.
  5. Toggle the switch to enable "Force Backend Users to Login Via Frontend Authentication Forms" then click save

After this you can create users normally, and when they visit the backend of Curator they will be redirected to log in via SAML, then re-routed to the backend.
Note: You will need to create backend users as normal following the steps above (including a password) however users will not be able to log in via these credentials due to Force Backend Users to Login Via Frontend Authentication Forms being enabled.