Local-based authentication. This authentication type is only useful
to configure the Virtual DataPort servers that users can connect to
using this tool and the Kerberos settings.
To use this type of authentication, go to http://denodo-server.acme.com:9090/denodo-data-catalog/LoginLocal.
With this type of authentication, you can only use the local user
“admin” whose password is “admin” by default.
Once you log in for the first time using this authentication method, we
recommend changing the password of the local “admin” user. To do this, there are two options:
Change the local password from the UI, click Change password on the top right of the site (under the user icon).
The main use of the local-based authentication is to change the
Virtual DataPort server to which the Data Catalog will connect or change the Kerberos authentication settings.
VDP-based authentication (default option). With this option, the
tool delegates the authentication of users to Virtual DataPort.
Therefore, you have to use the same login and password that you use in
the Virtual DataPort Administration Tool.
To use this type of authentication, launch the application from
the Control Center or go to http://denodo-server.acme.com:9090/denodo-data-catalog/Login.
Select the Virtual DataPort server you want to connect to from the
The user must have the “Connect” privilege over the database of the
If Kerberos is configured (see section Kerberos Configuration),
you can log in to the server with Kerberos using Single Sign On (SSO).
Note there is no support to use Kerberos with user and password.
If you are logging in with an LDAP user, the URI database used to log in must point to a virtual database configured with LDAP.
When you select “VDP-based authentication”, the Virtual DataPort server checks
that the provided credentials are valid and that the user has the
privileges granted to connect to the Server. Take the following into
Only the global administrators of the server and the users with the
role data_catalog_admin can administer the tool and synchronize the metadata.
All the users can browse, search and query the data and metadata of
If it is the first time you access the Data Catalog (or if you have not yet synchronized the metadata) and you have administration privileges,
an alert (see image below) will be shown in the top right of the site, asking you to synchronize the metadata with the Virtual DataPort Server.
A feature of the Data Catalog is to allow the administrators to create categories
and tags and apply them to the databases and views from the Virtual DataPort Server,
so that they are organized in some way. In order to do this, you first have to synchronize the metadata.