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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 9, 2021

Debug program privileges required for CDC software on Windows servers

We are using IBM Infosphere Data Replication (IIDR/CDC) software for real time data ingest of various SQL Server hosts/dbs into DB2 for LUW environment.

In our company, Windows 2019 hosts are NIST compliant and they have several policies put in place for security reasons.

From what I understand, Debug program privileges for the work accounts used in real time replication are necessary for IBM IIDR/CDC replication to function. This is what I'm referring to.

On Windows hosts,

Local Security Policy --> Local Policies --> User Rights Assignment --> Debug programs

1) Our company's office of information security has concerns why IBM IIDR/CDC work account needs "Debug program" privileges for replication to function? Basically, administrative privileges on Windows host permanently?

2) Is there any other alternative that replication would function fine with "Debug program" privileges granted?

Nowadays, any work account/userid have administrative rights on servers holding confidential data, office of information security scrutinizes and pushes back hard on having that privilege.

They might ask us to replace the CDC software will other replication tools like GoldenGate...

Currently, there is no workaround other than CDC work account having "Debug privileges" on Windows servers.

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  • Admin
    Sep 30, 2021

    Thank you for raising this IDEA. We have reviewed the request and it will not be possible to implement this. The Debug privilege is required for normal Redo log processing. We will update the documentation with an explanation .