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Improvement to Snowflake Connectors when using Single Sign On

Using the Snowflake Input and Output Connectors when Snowflake is setup to use Single Sign On generates a lot of browser windows as the connectors authenticate multiple times (opening a browser window each time) which is very disruptive and disctracting for users.  Any time the workflow interacts with the tools and it authenticates and the browser is opened.

This is driven by the Snowflake ODBC driver using the externalbrowser authentication method however it would be helpful if Snowflake and Alteryx worked together to refine how the connectors authenticate in order to reduce the number, or completely stop the browser windows and therefore greatly improving the user experience.

Alteryx Community Team
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5 - Atom

Any updates on this?! It is really annoying to see many windows being opened to perform the authentication. If someone has an answer, I would be really happy to learn about it.





5 - Atom

Exact same issue with our flow and Need a fix asap. Alteryx Support personal guided us here to upvote this to get this highlighted. 

Hope to see this fixed sooner in the next releases.

5 - Atom

Came here to add the same challenge as everyone else in regards to integration between Snowflake and Alteryx. However, I was told by an account manager that it could be the way the SSO service is configured as well. Have not tried that avenue yet however if someone does try that approach could they let us know what the outcome was ..Thanks 

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Our customer also reported the same issue. 

connecting Alteryx to Snowflake via SSO. Every time a user clicks “query builder,” or runs a workflow they get 2-3 of these  popping up windows. We were able to reduce the number of pop ups by changing the setting  of "externalbrowser"  in Snowflakes configuration dialog but couldnt get rid of it completely. Please update is there is a fix or solution with this issue.

8 - Asteroid

Is there any update on this idea? I use Alteryx Scheduler on desktop. The scheduled workflows have failed to authenticate a user by external browser for Snowflake Connection. This is critical for us as our enterprise database will migrate to Snowflake soon.


The same workflows run successfully when running on desktop and on the same machine as Scheduler. 

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
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