17.10 - Usage Notes - 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)
The following rules apply when using tdsbind:
  • Become the teradata user (su - teradata) if the system is configured for CA certificates as part of setting up TLS. This causes tdsbind to run under the Linux user teradata instead of root, which accurately represents how the system processes authentication when CA certificates are present. Also see Using TLS with a Directory Server.
  • You can specify tdsbind options in any order, but they must be separated by spaces.
  • The input is case sensitive, for example, the meaning of -u is completely different than -U.
  • Options that have a corresponding LDAP mechanism property, for example -B (LdapBaseFQDN) are deprecated, although still usable. Where possible, use -O to specify the corresponding LDAP property values in a space-separated list instead of using the individual deprecated options.
    If you simultaneously specify an LDAP property value in the -O option, for example LdapBaseFQDN, and also specify the corresponding standalone option (-B), tdsbind fails.