16.10 - Using External Authentication from Mainframe Clients - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

External authentication of users that log on from mainframe clients requires a special setup of the Teradata Director Program (TDP). For security options on mainframe clients, see Teradata Director Program Reference.

If you decide to use any of the external authentication functions provided by the TDP, you must enable external authentication in the database.

Since logons from mainframe clients do not go through the Teradata Gateway, you cannot use the Gateway Control utility to enable external authentication. Instead, you must use the DBSControl utility for mainframe clients. See Utilities.