Trusted authentication (only available for Tableau Server) is the most secure and reliable way to build a connection between Kiwi and your Tableau Server.
It also allows your Kiwi users to see and interact with live Tableau views directly inside the Kiwi application. When creating a filter for a Report, it also allows you to set the filter in the live view instead of entering the filter string manually.
What is Trusted Authentication?
Trusted authentication lets you set up a trusted relationship between your Tableau Server and the Kiwi servers. When Tableau Server receives requests from a trusted web server, it assumes that the web server has already handled whatever authentication is necessary. Tableau Server receives the request with a redeemable token or ticket and presents the user with a personalized view which takes into consideration the user’s role and permissions.
You can read more about the concept of Trusted Authentication here.
Note: You need to execute the following steps on the Windows Server that your Tableau Server is running on.
Option A: Using our Batch Script
To make things more convenient for you, we created a simple batch script that you can execute on your Tableau Server that does the whole exercise for you.
- Download the script following this link and save it on the Windows server that is running your Tableau instance.
- Make sure you are logged in to the server as an administrator and double click the downloaded .bat file to execute it.
PLEASE NOTE: The script will stop your Tableau Server for a short time and then start it again. Users will not be able to use your Tableau server for a few minutes.
- You will be prompted to enter your Tableau Server version number (e.g. 10.1, 9.1, etc.). Type it in and hit enter.
- The script will now add two Kiwi IP addresses as trusted hosts to your server. While we predominantly use only one IP to establish a connection, we have the second one as a backup.
- Log in to your Kiwi account and click on “Connect Tableau Server and select "Enable Tableau Live Views" to activate trusted authentication. You should now receive a green checkbox for building a trusted connection.
Option B: Doing it manually
If you don’t fancy running our script, you can of course just follow Tableau’s instructions to add Trusted IP Addresses to Tableau Server here:
Please add the following IP addresses to your list of trusted hosts:
After that, log in to your Kiwi account and click on “Connect Tableau Server” and select "Enable Live Views".
You should now receive a green checkbox for building a trusted connection.