16.20 - Packageless TeraGSS - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ NewSQL Engine Release Summary

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
March 2019
Release Notes

TeraGSS is now embedded in client drivers and is no longer a separately installed package. This eliminates the need to install and configure the TeraGSS package on clients and Unity.


  • Simplifies Teradata Tools and Utilities installations.
  • No TeraGSS configuration changes need to be performed.
  • The default mechanism may now be configured through CLIv2.
  • The ODBC and CLIv2 clients are updated to support this change and no longer have requirements for TeraGSS-specific configuration changes.
  • The low level Kerberos provider library for Kerberos distributions installed in non-standard locations may now be located through an environment variable rather than through configuration.
  • For Unity, TeraGSS has been replaced with TDGSS.


  • If you need to configure TeraGSS for a client, you must do so using an administrative package, although Teradata recommends not configuring it. See Teradata GSS Administrative Package in Teradata Vantage™ NewSQL Engine Security Administration, B035-1100.

Additional Information

For more information on packageless TeraGSS, see Teradata Vantage™ NewSQL Engine Security Administration, B035-1100.