16.10 - Overview - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

Teradata Database Generic Security Services (TDGSS) is the software sub-system that manages Teradata Database network security. TDGSS is directly involved in:

  • User authentication and authorization
  • Encryption of network traffic
  • Enforcement of security policy

TDGSS simplifies management of database security by providing:

  • Configurable authentication mechanisms
  • The option to provision and manage users in an LDAPv3-compliant directory
  • A set of tools for configuring and administering security functions

TDGSS is an extension of the industry-standard GSS-API, as defined by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFC) 2743, “Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Version 2, Update 1.”