The authentication and security of the REST container depends on security management of the daemon.
|Disabled on Data Mover Daemon||The REST client (user) does not have to provide a username and password if Data Mover daemon security is disabled.|
|Enabled on Data Mover Daemon||The REST client (user) must provide the Viewpoint username and password if Data Mover daemon security is enabled. The Data Mover Daemon leverages Viewpoint for authentication and authorization.
It is recommended that the HTTPS protocol is used for security purposes if Viewpoint credentials are provided to Data Mover. To enable HTTPS in the REST container, see the Teradata® Query Service Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide for Customers.
The Viewpoint credentials for Data Mover requests must pass as basic access authentication by the client.
To use a Data Mover encrypted password when using REST, set Password-Encrypted to true in the header. If value is false or not included in the header, the authorization is treated as a plain text password.