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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2020

Add debugging/information options for encrypted client connections

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
  • Guest
    Sep 8, 2020

    Please refer also to case TS004142677