Security - Teradata Meta Data Services

Teradata Meta Data Services Programmer Guide

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Object-level security has to do with who can access an object and what they can do with the object after they have accessed it.

For example, you might want objects containing sensitive information to be unreadable by other applications and for objects with less sensitive information to be readable by everyone. Object-level security allows you to set an object’s access permissions by determining:

  • who can read it
  • who can write to it
  • who can add or remove objects from its collection
  • Authentication is the system identifying a user based on user id and password. MDS will authenticate users when they attempt to connect to the repository. Only valid users will be allowed access to the repository.