TDGSS LdapClientTlsRandFile Property | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - LdapClientTlsRandFile - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Advanced SQL Engine Security Administration

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Administration
Security
Publication ID
B035-1100-171K
Language
English (United States)

The LdapClientTlsRandFile property specifies a device, FIFO, or pipe that provides random bits when the default random number generator, for example /dev/[u]random on Linux, is not available, or if another random number generator is preferred.

Use with simple binding.

Default Property Value

The default setting is “”, that is, no device, FIFO, or pipe is specified.

Valid Settings

Setting Description
"" No random number generator is specified. The system uses the default random number generator for the operating system.
A file name Specifies a device, FIFO, or pipe that provides random bits.

Editing Guidelines

  • To set a value, you must manually add this property to the TDGSS configuration file for the LDAP mechanism. See About Editing Configuration Files.
  • Edit this property on the database and on Unity, if used. Also see Coordinating Mechanism Property Values for Unity.
  • Specify a value for the LdapClientTlsRandFile only when the default random number generator is not available, or if you want to use another random number generator.
  • If a default is not available, install a copy of EGD or PRNGD on every node and set the value of LdapClientTlsRandFile to the name of the EGD or PRNGD socket.
    The installed copy of EGD or PRNGD must have the same name on all Teradata Vantage nodes. See the EGD or PRNGD Readme file for details.
  • Although you can configure this property only in the LDAP mechanism, the effects apply to all external authentication mechanisms.