Security | RESTful API | Teradata Data Mover - 17.10 - RESTful API Security - Teradata Data Mover

Teradata® Data Mover User Guide

Product
Teradata Data Mover
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
June 2021
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-4101-061K
Language
English (United States)

The authentication and security of the REST container depends on security management of the daemon.

Status Description
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.