16.20 - Initializing Custom Configuration Settings for Teradata GSS Client - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Tools and Utilities for Linux Installation Guide Amazon Linux 2, CentOS, OEL, RedHat, SLES, Ubuntu

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You must have already installed the new version of Teradata GSS Administrative Package and have a copy of the previously used TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file.

If you need to configure TeraGSS for a client, you must do so using an administrative package, although Teradata recommends not configuring it. See "Teradata GSS Administrative Package" in Teradata® Database Security Administration (B035-1100).

Use these steps to reuse the TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file that you saved from the previous installation. For information on accessing and making changes to the TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file, refer to Teradata® Database Security Administration (B035-1100).

For the file paths listed in the steps below, prefix refers to the user selected directory (/opt is the default prefix).

  1. Execute run_tdgssconfig to create the directory for the configuration file.
    It is located in the following directory:


  2. Copy TdgssUserConfigFile.xml to this directory:
  3. Execute run_tdgssconfig again to initialize the custom configuration.
    It is located in the following directory: