16.20 - Teradata Generic Security Services - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Tools and Utilities Release Definition

Teradata Tools and Utilities
October 2018
Release Notes
Teradata Generic Security Services (TeraGSS) is the software sub-system that manages Teradata Database network security. TeraGSS is directly involved in:
  • User authentication and authorization
  • Encryption of network traffic
  • Enforcement of security policy
TDGSS is the database-side counterpart of TeraGSS. TDGSS simplifies management of database security by providing:
  • Configurable authentication mechanisms
  • The option to provision and manage users in an LDAPv3-compliant directory
  • A set of tools for configuring and administering security functions

TDGSS and TeraGSS are extensions of the industry-standard GSS-API, as defined by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFC) 2743, “Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Version 2, Update 1.”

Packageless TeraGSS

The old TeraGSS package was the counterpart of TDGSS in the client interfaces. Starting with TTU 16.10 there is no longer a separate TeraGSS package. Instead, the TeraGSS logic is embedded in all client drivers.

Although Teradata recommends not configuring TeraGSS in the client, if configuration is required for some reason, you must do so using the Teradata GSS Administrative Package. See the appendix regarding Teradata GSS Administrative Package in Teradata® Database Security Administration, B035-1100.

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