16.10 - User and Library Configuration File Content - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

The following table discusses the user and library configuration files on Teradata Database and Unity servers.

TDGSS Configuration File Type Description
Library file Contains the default TDGSS configuration for the current Teradata Database release. The TdgssLibraryConfigFile.xml, defines the security elements, properties, and values available on the system.

The TdgssLibraryConfigFile.xml file is located in the /opt/teradata/tdgss/etc directory on Unity and Teradata Database nodes.

Do not edit the library configuration file.
User file Contains the system-specific TDGSS configuration, including any user edits. Settings in this file override those in the library configuration file.

The TdgssUserConfigFile.xml file is located in the /opt/teradata/tdgss/etc directory on Unity and Teradata Database nodes.

Editing of this file is permitted, but not required. You can edit the user configuration file to:

  • Control availability of mechanisms to all clients by setting the MechanismEnabled property
  • Control the source for authorization of user privileges for externally authenticated users by setting the AuthorizationSupported property
  • Customize LDAP properties, as required for directory user authentication and authorization
  • Change mechanism property values
  • Add new mechanisms and properties

Property value settings must be the same for all nodes.

If you are using Unity you must set up the PROXY mechanism on both Unity servers and the Teradata Database nodes.

An upgrade to a new TDGSS release does not overwrite the user configuration file to allow customizations to be retained.

For more information, see Changing the TDGSS Configuration.