16.10 - Option 1: Directory Authentication Only - 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 directory authenticates directory users with a user names that match a Teradata Database username to log on to the database and inherit the privileges of the matching database user.

This option is useful when:

  • Site security policy requires directory authentication
  • All or most of the directory users who need to access the database already have matching users defined in the database
  • The benefits gained from also authorizing user privileges in the directory is not worth the additional setup effort