16.20 - Disable the Saving of Database Passwords - Teradata SQL Assistant

Teradata® SQL Assistant for Windows User Guide

Teradata SQL Assistant
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October 2018
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A new registry key Security is introduced which enables a user with Admin privilege to set a value named DisableSavePassword to disable the password saving feature in the Teradata Connection dialog. The same key will control whether a user can save the password for use in a Teradata ODBC Data Source

The registry key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Teradata\Client\Security

The value is a DWORD with the name DisableSavePassword. A value of 1 will prevent the password from being saved. Any other value will allow passwords to be saved. If the Key or Value is missing then the password can be saved.

If passwords had previously been saved through the Teradata Connection dialog, when the DisableSavePassword value is set to 1, then those saved passwords will no longer be available.

To fully enforce this rule, set a security policy to prevent any user from modifying or deleting this registry key.