TLS Protection Options | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Using TLS with a Directory Server - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Advanced SQL Engine Security Administration

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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English (United States)
If your site policy requires simple binds for directory authentication of database users, as shown in LDAP Binding Options, consider that simple binding introduces security risks:
  • Network connections to the database are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
  • Communications between the directory and the database transmit user identities and passwords across the network in plain text.

To eliminate the these security risks, Teradata strongly recommends that you configure TLS protection for all systems that use simple binding.