Tableau Connector for Google Data Catalog

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Using OAuth Authentication

Use the OAuth authentication standard to connect to Google Data Catalog. You can authenticate with a user account or a service account. The connector facilitates this as described below.

Using a User Account to Authenticate to Google Data Catalog

The user account flow requires the authenticating user to interact with Google Data Catalog via the browser.

Embedded Credentials

See Embedded Credentials to connect with the connector's embedded credentials and skip creating a custom OAuth app.

Custom Credentials

Instead of connecting with the connector's embedded credentials, you can register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret.

When to Create a Custom OAuth App

Creating a custom OAuth app is optional as the connector is already registered with Google Data Catalog and you can connect with its embedded credentials. You might want to create a custom OAuth app to change the information displayed when users log into the Google Data Catalog OAuth endpoint to grant permissions to the connector.

Using a Service Account to Connect to Google Data Catalog

Service accounts have silent authentication, without user authentication in the browser. You can also use a service account to delegate enterprise-wide access scopes to the connector.

You need to create an OAuth application in this flow. You can then connect to Google Data Catalog data that the service account has permission to access. See Custom Credentials for an authentication guide.

Creating a Custom OAuth App

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure.

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