Using the External Authentication Controls - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

Security Administration

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
VMware
Product
Analytics Database
Teradata Vantage
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2023-11-02
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Product Category
Teradata Vantage™
Teradata Vantage provides the following methods to control external authentication:
  • The DBSControl utility controls external authentication for all users.
  • The Gateway Control utility controls external authentication for users that log on through a particular gateway or host group.
For a host group:
  • If either the DBSControl or Gateway Control utility is set to disable external authentication, external authentication is disabled. Users entering through that gateway cannot be externally authenticated.
  • If either the DBSControl or Gateway Control utility is set to allow only external authentication, users entering through that gateway can only be authenticated externally. Setting either of these controls to allow only external authentication also prevents mainframe connections unless the TDP is also set up for external authentication.
You can also use the Database Window interface, or comparable command-line interfaces to the Console Subsystem (CNS), such as cnsterm and cnstool, to manage external authentication. The SET EXTAUTH command toggles the same internal control switch used by the DBSControl utility. You can use the GET EXTAUTH command to check whether or not external authentication is enabled.

For information on DBSControl, Gateway Control, Database Window and starting the utilities, see Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities, B035-1102.