16.10 - Testing the Connection - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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Use tdgssauth to establish and test a connection between the database or the Unity server and the directory. For information on using tdgssauth, see Working with tdgssauth.

  • If the tdgssauth test succeeds, go to Configuring TDGSS to Use Advanced Binding Options and configure the TdgssUserConfigFile.xml on Teradata Database or Unity. Then restart the database or Unity to enable the configuration change.
  • If tdgssauth fails and does not provide a clear indication of the failure, you can add the -V 2 option to request that tdgssauth provide additional hexadecimal dumps, which contain hints about the cause of failure. The Troubleshooting SSL/TLS Setup topic describes the most common errors and solutions for them.
Certificates usually have expiration dates. If a certificate in the chain expires, the connection to the directory ceases to function until you install a new set of certificates in the CA certificate directory.