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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on May 24, 2021

Allow IAM access for server to S3 to work for Db2 backups

AWS allows a server or container to have an IAM role that allows access to S3 and other resources without authentication. However, cataloging a storage alias requires a key and secret key to work, regardless of whether the IAM role is set up for the server.

Needed by Date May 24, 2021
  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2023


    It is a must have requirement from the operation perspective as well. Auth to S3 using IAM role will be very much useful compared to the use of access_key_id and secret_access_key.

  • Guest
    Jan 30, 2023

    Many of customers that I work with only provide temporary credentials to access AWS account. Getting approval for a permanent access_id and password may not be possible without going over security reviews and multiple approvals.

  • Guest
    May 28, 2021

    Not just Db2 in AWS; porting data between on-prem Db2 databases; migrating from on-prem to a Cloud instance; backup storage for any Db2 database; log archiving: all of these would benefit from a simplified use of S3 storage that doesn't involve access_key_id and secret_access_key to authenticate


Support AWS IAM Roles with Remote Object Storage using AWS S3 Storage for Backups and Archive Logs

AWS promotes usage of IAM Roles (an AWS construct) for managing access to shared S3 object storage across many EC2 Instances. This is the recommended approach for managing backup images and archive logs. With the added support of S3 remote storage...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration