16.10 - Working with tdgssauth - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Administration
Security
featnum
B035-1100-161K
The tdgssauth standalone tool is used to test TDGSS security mechanism configurations on Teradata Database nodes and Unity servers. tdgssauth is used to test and correct authentication, authorization, and policy failures offline:
  • tdgssauth is used offline to minimize the number of server TPA resets when bringing external authentication deployments and configuration fixes live.
  • tdgssauth tests the following mechanisms: LDAP, Kerberos, and TDNEGO.

A copy of tdgssauth is included in the TDGSS software installed on all Teradata Database nodes and Unity servers. tdgssauth is located in /opt/teradata/tdgss/bin.

You can use tdgssauth to: