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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 27, 2019
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit DB24LUW-I-1152 Allow IAM access for server to S3 to work for Db2 backups.

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

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 locations directly in the backup and archive log functions this warrants the additional support of IAM Roles.  This will provide a scalable and easy to manage solution for Db2 backups and archive logs for customers with a number of EC2 instances supporting Db2 databases.

Needed by Date Jan 6, 2020