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Status Submitted
Workspace Db2
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 25, 2022

Remove Group Based Access Limitation

Description of Limitation: IBM has defined a few limitations with role based access which include the following:

  • A role cannot own database objects.

  • Permissions and roles granted to groups are not considered when you create the following database objects:

    • Packages containing static SQL

    • Views

    • Materialized query tables (MQT)

    • Triggers

    • SQL Routine

Steps to Reproduce the Limitation:

  1. As the instance, connect to the database and create a role and give the privilege DBADM

  2. Assign the third party group to the role

  3. Login to the database as a member of the third party group

  4. Create a sample SQL view and receive permission error

Original Expectation: If a third party group is added to a role, all members of the group should have the permissions to interact with database objects if the role allows it.

Actual Results: Members of the third party group don't have access to database objects.

Justification: Many companies use operating system groups to manage users and then would like to add them to roles. With this limitation, when those groups are added to a role, the users in the group do not have access to database objects.


Needed By Quarter
  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2022

    The restrictions are documented here: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.1?topic=security-roles

    "Permissions and roles granted to groups are not considered when..."


    With LDAP servers being the primary source of user autenication and group assignement, this point of integration is needed to simplifiy operations and better manage security.