How to set up ThoughtSpot

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🤓 Who can do this? You will probably need your ThoughtSpot instance administrator to complete these steps — you may not have access yourself.

Atlan supports the following authentication methods for ThoughtSpot:

Basic authentication

You will need to create a new user in ThoughtSpot and authenticate in Atlan with username and password.

Create user in ThoughtSpot

To create a new user for crawling ThoughtSpot:

  1. Log in to your ThoughtSpot instance.
  2. To navigate to the admin console, in the top header, click Admin.
  3. In the top left of the Admin page, click Add User
  4. In the Add a new user dialog, enter the following details:
    1. For Username, enter a username for the new user.
    2. For Display name, add a meaningful name for the new user — for example, Atlan.
    3. For Sharing visibility, keep the default selection — SHAREABLE
    4. For New password, enter a password for the new user and confirm it in the next step.
    5. For Email, enter an email address for the new user.
  5. Click Add to add the new user.

The new user will be assigned Can upload user data and Can download data permissions by default.

Trusted authentication

You will need to create a secret key in ThoughtSpot and authenticate in Atlan with username and secret key.

Create a secret key

To create a secret key for crawling ThoughtSpot:

  1. Log in to your ThoughtSpot instance.
  2. To navigate to the developer console, in the top header, click Develop.
  3. In the left menu under Customizations, click Security settings
  4. In the top right of the Security settings page, click Edit.
  5. Scroll down to Trusted authentication and turn it on.
  6. Turning on trusted authentication will generate a secret key. Click the clipboard icon to copy the secret key and store it in a secure location.
  7. Click Save Changes to save your selections.

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