Testing Directory Entries | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Testing Directory Authentication and Authorization Setup - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Advanced SQL Engine Security Administration

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
July 2021
English (United States)
Last Update

You can use one or more of the following methods to check Teradata Vantage-related directory entries, either as a spot check upon completing directory setup, or later to investigate user problems.

Tool Usage
BTEQ or other Teradata Vantage client application Log on through a Vantage client application, such as BTEQ, to verify that their user credentials are set up correctly in the directory.
tdgsstescfg This tool allows the user to test the changes made to the user configuration file before making those changes live with run_tdgssconfig.

This tool launches a test environment in a new shell that contains the updates made to the configuration file. From the new shell, run the appropriate test tools as needed, such as tdgssauth.

tdgssauth Use tdgssauth to test TDGSS security mechanism configurations on Unity servers and Vantage nodes. tdgssauth is used before bringing new configurations live, to test and correct authentication, authorization, and policy failures offline. It can test LDAP, Kerberos, and TDNEGO configurations.
ldapsearch Use ldapsearch to examine directory user attributes when investigating the source of user problems.