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

Setup: Tableau Connection

Using Postman to Test Connection

Sometimes, it's difficult to establish a connection to Tableau and the reason why isn't clear. One method to help rule out bugs in Curator is to use the Postman application to directly make the API call. This document will guide you through using Postman to authenticate to Tableau's REST API like Curator does behind the scenes.

Install Postman

The first step is to download and install Postman. You can get it from: https://www.postman.com/downloads/

Make API Call

Follow these steps to configure a new API call against Tableau's REST API.

  1. Open Postman and start a new tab.
  2. Enter your Tableau Server/Cloud URL into the URL bar. Append /api/3.4/auth/signin. Update the API version if needed based on this page.
  3. Change the request type from GET to POST.
  4. Click on the Body tab.
  5. Select raw.
  6. In the text box, copy and paste the following XML: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><tsRequest><credentials name="" password=""><site contentUrl=""/></credentials></tsRequest>
  7. Fill in the username, password, and site content URL details within the above XML. If using Personal Access Tokens (PAT), the username will be the PAT name and the password will be the PAT token.
  8. Click the Send button.

You should get back XML with an authentication token and the site and user IDs. Postman Screenshot