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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 4, 2018

Db2 client authentication with certificates like SSH (public/private) keys

Provide the possibility to authenticate with public/private certificates for the current client user like SSH does
  • Guest
    Feb 1, 2023

    Db2 on z/OS client authentication with a certificate is done with the help of RACF and AT-TLS.
    This is described on many places.

    For example, see IBM Redpaper redp4799:

    An end-to-end solution with Db2 and SAP is described here:

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2022

    We also need this feature like in Db2 z/OS. There it is possible.

  • Guest
    Mar 4, 2021

    Yes, please! It's getting really embarrassing to explain that users need a password to connect to the database remotely. AIX and Linux admins are trying to move towards ssh-key only authentication for most users, and we always need exceptions for database users.