16.10 - Enabling Encryption - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Administration
Security
featnum
B035-1100-161K

To enable message encryption:

  • Set the ConfidentialityDesired property for the authentication mechanism to yes (default).

    For details on how to view or edit security mechanism property settings, see General Rules for Editing the TDGSS Configuration.

  • Enable encryption from the client application that establishes the session. For instructions on how to enable encryption, see the user guide for the application.
If you use certain third-party database activity monitoring software, enabling encryption may prevent the monitoring software from detecting the username for a session. Teradata Database activity monitoring functions are not subject to this restriction. See Monitoring Database Access.