This allows administrators to preconfigure certain settings for their mobile users, providing a more seamless experience.
When the Tableau Mobile app starts up, it checks for the existence of these settings and changes its behavior to match. Currently, supported settings include sign-in dialog customizations, such as the ability to preset the Tableau Server URL/names and the username. All the supported settings can be found here.
We recently enabled app customization on the iOS platform, so go ahead and get started! We anticipate it being available on Android later this year.
As part of our support for MDM, Tableau is joining the AppConfig community. We are proud to be part of this impressive community of vendors.
The next platforms we’ll be looking to support include Good Technology (now Blackberry) and Citrix. The approach AppConfig proposes is vendor-agnostic and should work with them as well.
Finally, keep in mind that it’s also possible to deploy Tableau Mobile with other MDM platforms that we haven’t mentioned, even if Tableau doesn’t yet provide documentation.
Thank you again for all your support. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to download the Tableau Mobile app for iOS and Android today!
To learn more about Tableau and mobile security, download our whitepaper.