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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2022

enhance smf records for reporting secure connections

When just beginning to implement secure db2 ports (sometimes called encryption in-flight), it is helpful to report on the performance of queries that are secure vs queries that are non-secure. This can help us to fully tune our applications for the most efficient and secure performance. The current SMF records have no value to identify that the query was performed securely. Options for this could include the ddf port that was used, or simply a bit to indicate secure/non-secure. Options suggested to us: 1)assign the traffic using a secure port to a different client string or 2) ensure that all traffic from a particular IP address is using a secure port.

One simple field within the SMF record could greatly enhance this capability.

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    Janet Figone
    Jun 22, 2022

    Thank you for your input, Brian. I notified the developer that reviewed DB24ZOS-I-1204 of your comment about the lack of ease to trace back to the userid.

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2022

    I agree with this AHA RFE. If I understand this AHA RFE correctly, we want something to be implemented in an IFCID that shows up in ACCOUNTING trace.


    related, I made a similar AHA RFE in the past (1204)

    https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/DB24ZOS-I-1204

    But, it was declined because functionality already exist via IFCID 365. And while it is true. It is not as easy to use to trace back to the userid... which is a pain.