16.10 - Creating Temporary Passwords for First Login - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Administration

Teradata Database
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April 2018
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English (United States)
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Teradata Database requires you to associate a username with a password when you first create a user. You must specify a password, even if temporary. Otherwise the Parser rejects the statement as incomplete.

The security administrator can prompt users for a new password upon first login if:

  • At the time of installing a new system, the administrator has created generic passwords for all users and wants them to choose their own passwords.
  • New password requirements must be enforced. For example, if the security administrator wants to require mixed case and wants all users to change their passwords.
Teradata password rules do not apply to external authentication. For more information, see Security Administration.

To use SQL, see “Passwords” under “CREATE USER” in SQL Data Definition Language.