16.10 - Working with tdgssauth - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.10
Release Date
June 2017
Content Type
Administration
Security
Publication ID
B035-1100-161K
Language
English (United States)
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: