Alteryx Server Settings

Last modified: May 24, 2023

On the Settings page of the Server Admin interface, you can edit your Configuration and Theme for your Alteryx Server.

Alteryx Server Settings in admin interface.


There are 4 categories of Server-level settings available to Server admins to configure on the Settings page of the Server Admin interface. These are user settings, asset settings, schedule settings, and security settings.

To manage Server-level settings, select Settings on the Admin toolbar, then select Configuration tab.


There are 4 user settings on the Configuration tab. 

Default Role

The default user role is set to Viewer by default. To change the default role, select Edit and then use the Default Role dropdown. To confirm your changes, select Save. Go to the User Roles and Permissions help page to learn more about how roles are evaluated. 

Default role setting on the Configuration tab.

Users Can Register

By default, users are not allowed to sign up for access to your company's private Server. To allow users to sign up, check the Users Can Register box. To confirm your changes, select Save.

When enabled, users can sign up for a new account on the Server sign-in page. When disabled, the Don't have an account? Create one now. is removed from the sign-in page. When the sign-up form is disabled, new users must be added by an Admin.

Server login page.


Integrated Windows Authentication

Users Can Register is enabled by default for Servers configured to use Integrated Windows Authentication and can't be disabled.

SAML Authentication

We recommend enabling Users Can Register for Servers configured to use SAML Authentication.

This setting was previously Enable user registration on the Users page of the Server Admin interface.

Unregistered Users Can Run Public Workflows on the Homepage

By default, only users signed in to the Server can run workflows. When enabled, the Unregistered Users Can Run Public Workflows on the Homepage setting allows workflows placed in the company Server can be run without signing in. 

This setting was previously Enable unregistered users to run Public Gallery workflows on the Workflows page of the Server Admin interface.

Curators Can Flag Workflows for Promotion

When enabled, Curators (Server admins) can indicate a workflow is ready to be promoted by enabling This workflow is ready to be migrated within a workflow. Go to the Enable Workflows for Migration help page to learn about workflow migration. 

When enabled, Curators (Server admins) can indicate a workflow is ready to be promoted by selecting Yes for This workflow is ready to be migrated within a workflow.

This setting was previously Enable workflows to be marked as ready for migration to a separate environment on the Workflows page of the Server Admin interface. 


There are 2 assets settings on the Configuration tab. 

Workflow Credentials Setting

The Workflow Credentials Settings determine the credentials required for running workflows at a Server-level.

Assets settings on the Configuration tab.

  • Use Default Credentials: Runs all workflows using the default Run As account, which defaults to the LocalSystem account. The Run As account may be defined on any of the following process levels, listed in order of precedence:
    • Per studio subscription via Default Credentials.
    • Per Server worker node by adding a Run As account via Server System Settings.
    • Per Server via modification to Alteryx Service with the Windows Services Console.
  • Require User Credentials: Prompts users to enter their credentials when they run the workflow.
  • Allow Users to Select: Allows users to select credentials requirements when saving a workflow in Designer to a private Server. Options include:
    • User is not required to specify credentials
    • User must specify their own credentials
    • Always run this workflow with these credentials

The credentials setting you select may require additional user permissions. For information on go to Configure Required Run As User Permissions.

Changing the credentials setting in these ways disables schedules in the Server:

  • Use Default Credentials to Require User Credentials.
  • Require User Credentials to Use Default Credentials.
  • Allow Users to Select to Require User Credentials, if users did not create schedules with credentials.
  • Allow Users to Select to Use Default Credentials, if users created schedules using their credentials.

This setting was previously Credentials setting for workflows on the Credentials page of the Server Admin interface.

Disable Direct Download

When enabled, Disable Direct Download removes the ability for Server users to download assets from the Server. Users can still download these assets from Designer. 


Users Can Schedule Workflows

When checked, the Users Can Schedule Workflows Server-level permission enables users with the user-level Schedule Jobs permission to create and edit workflows. Both permissions must be enabled for a user to schedule workflows. 

This setting was previously Enable users to schedule workflows on the Jobs page of the Admin interface.

Forecast Refresh Interval

Set a Forecast Refresh Interval for the Schedule Forecast. The default value is set to 1 hour.  

For more information about how to refresh schedules and the forecast, go to the Schedule Forecast: Admin Interface help page.  


Allowed Log In Attempts

Set a number of Allowed Log In Attempts before a user is locked out. 

Enforce Log In Attempt Timeout

To enforce a login attempt timeout, check the Enforce Log In Attempt Timeout box. 

Account Lockout Time (minutes)

Set the Account Lockout Time (minutes) to specify how long the user account will be locked after the user runs out of login attempts. 

Allowed Hosts

In the Allowed Host field list the hosts you want to allow Server to serve. Use this as a security measure to prevent HTTP host header attacks. Enter fully qualified domain names (host/domain) 1 per line. Wildcards are allowed.

  • If the host header does not match any value in this list, the exception page will be raised.
  • You are always able to access Server via localhost to prevent being locked out. 
  • To be able to access Server, any hostname, fully qualified domain name (FQDN), DNS alias (for example, load balancer alias) has to be included on the list. 
  • If the Allowed Host field is left blank, any host name is allowed. 

These settings apply to built-in authentication only. For more information about built-in authentication, visit the Configure Alteryx Server Authentication help page.



On the Theme tab, brand the Server with your organization's name, logo, and colors. If you choose not to customize the Server, the default theme is used.

To update your Server theme, select Settings on the Admin toolbar, then select the Theme tab. 

  1. On the Theme tab, enter the Server name in Server Name. To enter the server name, select Edit. To confirm your changes, select Save. This is displayed to Server users as the Server name in the Sharing menus.
  2. To change the logo from the Alteryx logo, go to Site Logo and select the pencil icon. Then choose a file and select an image file. To confirm, select Upload
    Supported file formats are PNG, GIF, JPEG, and JPE. Your image must be 200 KB or less. For best results, use images that are about 200x46 pixels. Images wider than 200 pixels will be resized. 
  3. In Site Colors select new colors for various elements. To edit the colors, select Edit. Then select the existing color to select a new color. If you want to reset the site colors, select Reset to Defaults, then select Save.

Refresh the Server to see your changes.

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