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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2023

Apply security restriction in Db2 table only via database connector tools (but not from database objects)

There are few use cases where Db2 table access must be restricted only from DB connector tools(eg; SPUFI, QMF or DSE in IDz or any other DB visualizer) but not from the database object itself.

To explain further, we do have home grown tools(x1) used for MF development activities hosted in dev LPAR pointing to lower sub-system(i.e test) and one higher sub-system(i.e pseudo technical prod). Users accessing tool(x1) has both read/update/delete access that is being controlled by database RACF profiles from DBAs, it works perfect. At the sametime users could access the database directly outside of tool(x1) and might update particular data knowingly or unknowingly via SPUFI or QMF or other Db visualizer, it shows potential risk in someway. Did some analysis internally it seems there is no definitive solution yet to control such users accidently accessing those datas silently via such tools either.  This idea is all about new possibilities and evolution to impose security restrictions to overcome such issues from DB tools perspective but not from object perspective.

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    Janet Figone
    Apr 17, 2023


    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request.

    We are pleased to inform you this capability already exists. You can use the bind option, ENABLE or DISABLE or trusted context to control users access to specific connection type.

    We appreciate your input to the Db2 for z/OS development team. We also hope that you will continue to submit ideas for improvements as customer feedback is a key component to shaping the future direction of Db2 for z/OS.


    The Db2 for z/OS Team