17.10 - ExternalAuthentication - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Publication ID
English (United States)

Controls whether Vantage users can be authenticated outside (external) of the Vantage software authentication system.

Field Group


Valid Settings

Setting Description
0 (ON) External authentication sessions and traditional logons are accepted.
1 (OFF) External authentication sessions are rejected; traditional logons are accepted.
2 (ONLY) External authentication sessions are accepted; traditional logons are rejected.


0 (On)

Changes Take Effect

After the DBS Control Record has been written.

Usage Notes

The SET EXTAUTH database command duplicates the functionality of the ExternalAuthentication DBS Control field.

Related Information

For more information on… See…
the SET EXTAUTH command Database Window (xdbw).
configuring how the network allows or disallows traditional and new external authentication logons Gateway Control (gtwcontrol).