Tableau Server has recently introduced a new feature in its 23.1 release - multiple identity pools. This blog post aims to explain this new feature in plain English, helping users understand its benefits and potential applications.
What are Identity Pools?
An identity pool is a list of users and their authentication information. When logging into a website, you may have noticed options to sign in with various accounts like Google, Facebook, or Amazon. Each of these services acts as an identity pool, providing authentication and identity information.
How Does This Apply to Tableau Server?
Previously, Tableau Server allowed for only a single identity pool, limiting users to logging in with a single source. The new update enables multiple identity pools, providing users with more flexibility to authenticate using different sources.
Imagine logging into a website where you can either use your email and password or your Google account. In this case, there are two separate identity pools authenticating and verifying your identity. This same functionality is now available in Tableau Server.
While this feature offers more flexibility, there are some limitations. To learn more about these limitations, refer to Tableau's documentation. The link will be provided at the end of this blog post.
The addition of multiple identity pools in Tableau Server 23.1 is a significant improvement, offering users more authentication options and flexibility. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to leave a comment below.
Timestamps 0:00 Intro 0:11 What are Identity pools in plain English 1:19 An example by Tableau
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