The Looker and Redshift User Management feature in Tableau 7 and the Column Scanner in previous versions of Tableau are combined into a single, easy-to-use set of enhancements called “Looker Security.” When you start a project in Tableau, you choose your company’s defaults or customize your workbook based on your needs. You can build a workbook for any purpose that requires customization. But once you have built your workbook, you need to manage it in a way that gives you more freedom and better security at the same time. This is where Looker Security and Column Scanning come into play.
You can still manage the contents of your workbook using regular expressions, but a more secure option is to use Looker Security. When you are looking up rows and columns for redirection, sorting, grouping, or filtering, you can specify a column or row for the looker, and it will be scanned for all possible result sets. If you specify the column or row for filtering or sorting, only the first 100 values are returned. So for example, if you want to perform a complex task on a huge range of numbers, you can sort the numbers in either an ascending or descending order. If you need to perform a task on a series of numbers, you can use Looker Security to perform an unlimited number of lookups on that range.
Advanced Data Access allows you to have complete control over the data security. You can set the column or row security to ‘Manage permissions’ so that only authorized users may access the data or information. Also, advanced data access also gives you the ability to create user filters, to specify the security for a group of related views or data sources. These types of user filters are very useful for analyzing large amounts of data. You can even perform unlimited kinds of lookups with this data security feature.
There are other advanced capabilities in tableau security that make it stand out among other data security products. For example, you can create different workbook objects for different users, and then perform a security check on each workbook. If one of the workbooks is not secure, then the user is not allowed access to it. This prevents unauthorized access by creating a security restriction for every workbook. Similarly, the same security restrictions are applied to every view in your workbook or database.
You can also specify which permissions apply to a view or data sources in your workbook. If you want permission for viewing certain information only, you can specify this in the metadata for that view or source. Likewise, if you want to restrict a permission so that you don’t have access to certain information or objects, you can do that as well. The security check will be enabled whenever any of the authorized permissions are accessed.
Another security feature in Tableau Software 7 is password encryption. You can set up a custom database and also arrange for permissions so that only people with the right authorization can access the sensitive data or objects. The Tableau Server has a built-in MDB database encryption module that helps you maintain a secure environment for your data sources while still allowing the accessibility of other users to these objects. You can even select a variety of different password algorithms to meet the security requirements of various departments and divisions. If you store sensitive data or objects in a SQL server, then a strong password is required to protect these items from unauthorized access by users.
There is another aspect of Tableau Security that you might be interested in. This is user permissions. When you create your customized permissions set the permission to allow or deny access to certain types of data or objects. You can also specify what type of data or object should be available to users who are not authorized to have access to it. Permissions can be enforced for certain users to ensure the security of sensitive data or a particular system.
These are some of the ways that Tableau Software security can be used to keep your business as safe as possible. It allows you to enforce permissions on data sources and the way in which they are accessed during the course of a day’s work. You can even have default project policies that automatically generate these permissions when the default workbook is selected. This ensures that only team members with the appropriate authorization can view certain objects or data.