Password Security | Teradata Data Mover - 17.11 - Password Security - Teradata Data Mover

Teradata® Data Mover User Guide

Product
Teradata Data Mover
Release Number
17.11
Release Date
October 2021
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-4101-091K
Language
English (United States)

For security purposes, it is recommended to not store passwords in a plain text file or specify passwords in parameters.xml. For example, it is a best practice to specify the required passwords and parameters for logon mechanisms directly on the command line rather than in parameters.xml.

The example below uses parameters.xml to copy tables, but specifies passwords and parameters for logon mechanisms on the command line using the following parameters:
  • Source password: 123456789
  • Source logon mechanism parameter: joe@domain1@@mypassword
  • Target password: 332675411
  • Target logon mechanism parameter: margaret@domain2@@newpassword
datamove move -source_password 123456789 -source_logon_mechanism_data joe@domain1@@mypassword 
-target_password 332675411 -target_logon_mechanism_data margaret@domain2@@newpassword -f parameters.xml

Due to these security considerations, Data Mover does not require that passwords and parameters for logon mechanisms be included in parameters.xml, but does require that the information be supplied using the command line for those commands that require it. If you do not specify values for the required security parameters on the command line, you are prompted for the information.