16.10 - Testing the CN Value - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

To verify that the CN value is the DNS name of the directory, run the following test.

  1. Resolve the value in the CN attribute with the name service on the Teradata Database node, and Unity server, if used, by running the following commands:
    • For Linux
      dig tcp -t A  directory_DNS_name
    • For Windows
      nslookup directory_DNS_name

      The commands return the IP address associated with the directory DNS name.

  2. Use the IP address to connect to the directory server indicated by the directory_DNS_name. If the IP address does not connect to the correct directory server, the certificate is unusable.