Portals for Tableau New Feature Spotlight: Auto-Logout


Portals for Tableau New Feature Spotlight: Auto-Logout

The Portals for Tableau New Features series is designed to keep users up to date with all the latest features being added to InterWorks' embedded analytics solution, Portals for Tableau.

Please note that Portals for Tableau are now officially known as Curator by InterWorks. You can learn more at the official Curator website.

There has been a recent boom in the number of people working from home, or at least away from the office. With this new development, security-minded businesses need a way to prevent an unattended computer from being hijacked by less-than-honorable individuals, not to mention a way to protect an unlocked keyboard from kids trying to make their day trades on the stock market or cats trying to live out their firewalking dreams.

Enhanced Security with Auto-Logout

While it might not be the most popular feature with users, one of the best ways to prevent this is to automatically log the user out after a period of inactivity. You’ve probably experienced this with your banking site.

If you’re worried about protecting your portal content from those pesky market-savvy kids, you can now set a threshold for inactivity and automatically log out the user. This threshold is configurable in one-minute increments, so you can be as aggressive or lenient as you wish. However, the functionality is off by default.

To set the threshold, follow this long and tedious three-step procedure:

  1. Log into your portal’s backend.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Tableau Server Settings > Authentication
  3. Set the number of minutes in the Automatic Logout field and click on the Save.

And there you go. Now, you’ve got an added measure of safety when it comes to working at home with those fiendish felines.

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