16.20 - tdgssauth Tool - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ NewSQL Engine Release Summary

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
March 2019
Content Type
Release Notes
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

The tdgssauth stand-alone tool is used to test TDGSS security mechanism configurations on Unity Director servers and Teradata Database nodes. tdgssauth is used before bringing new configurations live to test and correct authentication, authorization, and policy failures offline.


  • tdgssauth is a robust testing tool because it uses the actual services in TDGSS that the database uses to authenticate, authorize, and enforce security policy.
  • Helps minimize the number of server TPA resets when bringing external authentication deployments and configuration fixes live.
  • Allows live debugging on a system without causing the database to stop executing.
  • Tests the following mechanisms: LDAP, Kerberos, and TDNEGO.


  • tdgssauth cannot test the PROXY mechanism.

Additional Information

For more information, see Teradata Vantageā„¢ NewSQL Engine Security Administration, B035-1100.