16.10 - Defining the Default Role for a User - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Administration

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.10
Release Date
April 2018
Content Type
Administration
Publication ID
B035-1093-161K
Language
English (United States)

To ensure that role privileges are available to users at log on, you must define a default role for each user that is a member of one or more roles. If you do not specify a default role, the user must employ the SET ROLE statement to select the operant role. For example:

SET ROLE  role_name;

or

SET ROLE ALL;

You can also use the SET ROLE statement to change from one role to another role within a session.

To ensure that the user is operating with the appropriate role, specify the default role for a user as follows
  1. From the client program of your choice, log on to Teradata Database as user DBADMIN.
  2. Modify the user, for example:
    MODIFY USER "GenUser1" AS
    STARTUP = ''
    DEFAULT DATABASE = "Personnel_Views"
    NO FALLBACK
    NO BEFORE JOURNAL
    NO AFTER JOURNAL
    COLLATION = HOST
    DEFAULT CHARACTER SET LATIN
    DATEFORM=INTEGERDATE
    TIME ZONE=NULL
    DEFAULT ROLE="Role_GenUser_2";