Java UDFs can access resources, such as local files, if required. The CREATE FUNCTION or REPLACE FUNCTION statement for the UDF determines which resources the UDF has access to.
|IF the CREATE/REPLACE FUNCTION statement …||THEN the UDF …|
|specifies the EXTERNAL SECURITY clause||can access specific resources that require special permissions, in addition to accessing local files or performing actions that ordinary operating system users have permissions for.
Teradata uses a separate secure server to execute the UDF under the authorization of a specific native operating system user established by a CREATE AUTHORIZATION or REPLACE AUTHORIZATION statement.
|does not specify the EXTERNAL SECURITY clause||runs in protected execution mode and can access local files or perform actions that ordinary operating system users have permissions for.
Vantage executes the UDF as a thread of a hybrid server that runs under the authorization of the 'tdatuser' operating system user.
For more information on Java server administration, see Server Administration for Java External Routines.