User and Library Configuration File Content - 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
2024-04-05
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Product Category
Teradata Vantage™
TDGSS Configuration File Type Description
Library file Contains the default TDGSS configuration for the current Analytics Database release. The TdgssLibraryConfigFile.xml, defines the security elements, properties, and values available on the system.

The TdgssLibraryConfigFile.xml file is located in the /opt/teradata/tdgss/etc directory on the Analytics Database nodes, and Business Continuity Manager.

Do not edit the library configuration file.
User file Contains the system-specific TDGSS configuration, including any user edits. Settings in this file override those in the library configuration file.

The TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file is located in the /opt/teradata/tdgss/etc directory on the Analytics Database nodes, and Business Continuity Manager. Business Continuity Manager (if used) copies the TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file to TdgssBcmConfig.xml in /etc/opt/teradata/config/bcm and uses that file for its TDGSS configuration.

Editing of this file is permitted, but not required. You can edit the user configuration file to:
  • Control availability of mechanisms to all clients by setting the MechanismEnabled property
  • Control the source for authorization of user privileges for externally-authenticated users by setting the AuthorizationSupported property
  • Customize LDAP properties, as required for directory user authentication and authorization
  • Change mechanism property values
  • Add mechanisms and properties
Property value settings must be the same for all nodes.
If you are using Business Continuity Manager, set up the PROXY mechanism on both Business Continuity Manager servers and the Analytics Database nodes.

An upgrade to a new TDGSS release does not overwrite the user configuration file to allow customizations to be retained.

For more information, see Changing the TDGSS Configuration.