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Status Delivered
Workspace Db2
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2020
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit DB24LUW-I-1563 Monitor element, or audit/diagnostic utility, that identifies TLS version of an active DB2 LUW connection (application or session).

Add debugging/information options for encrypted client connections Merged

While configuring/troubleshooting a Db2 LUW server in a setup with encrypted connections, we need methods to identify the encryption status and ciphers used.

E.g. Db2 client is connecting to a Db2 LUW server: I have no means to verify, which TLS cipher was negotiated and if TLS11 or SSL or TLS12 was used.

In MON_GET_CONNECTIONS I just get SSL4 in the column CLIENT_PROTOCOL but I cannot see what level/port was used.

We could need a db2diag.log or notification log entry for the connection type and cipher negotiated.

If I use the simpler AUTHENTICATION=SERVER_ENCRYPT, I cannot see, which connection complies or which is using ALTERNATE_AUTH_ENC.

The same issue appears with Db2 Connect servers to host connections. I can only see on Db2 for z/OS, if the Db2 LUW server is using a secured connection.

At least, if Db2 is all delegating to GSKit, there should be a documented way, how to retrieve this information via GSKit.

Needed by Date Dec 31, 2020