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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 13, 2020

Add Smartcard certificate support for ibm_db (Python) client driver

Python is the most popular language in the area of data science and widely used in combination with Db2 - especially in environments with IAS accelerators. At the same time, many large and/or security-concious environments in general no longer accept userid/password authentication for security reasons.

We therefore request the ibm_db driver to be enhanced so that it supports client certificate authentication using Smartcards.

The benefit/value is to make Db2 z/OS data and the IAS infrastructure accessible to a large community of data scientists thereby avoiding unnecessary data replications away from the Mainframe (with all the issues that come with it).

Needed by Date Aug 31, 2020