16.10 - The Teradata Gateway - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Administration

Teradata Database
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Release Date
April 2018
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English (United States)

The gateway software is the interface between the network and Teradata Database. It runs on the Teradata Database server as a separate operating system task. Client sessions that communicate through the gateway to Teradata Database are installed and running on workstations.

In contrast, sessions originating from a mainframe-attached system access Teradata Database through mainframe connections and TDP software and bypass the gateway completely.

The following table describes tools available to administer your gateway.

Tool Name Function
Gateway Control utility gtwcontrol Recommended for use only by Teradata field support engineers to.
  • Determine the format of some user names
  • Configure security features.
  • Control gateway resource usage.
  • Investigate gateway problems

For details, see Security Administration.

Gateway Global utility gtwglobal
  • Monitor network sessions and traffic
  • Disable logons
  • Force off a rogue session
  • Investigate gateway problems
Data Dictionary table DBC.EventLog The table logs entries for logon and logoff events found by session control, including logon failures detected external to session control (such as when the Gateway receives an authentication failure).