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Status Delivered
Components Data Server Manager
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 15, 2015

Certificate based SSH authenication

DSM uses ssh connection to carry out commands on database server. The current configuration is to use PasswordAuthentication=YES which is set to NO in most of the customer installations.

DB2 allows certificate based authentication and with public / private based keys also.

In order to comply with customer requirements, we need to also provide a mechanism to respect PasswordAuthentication to NO and support for public / private key based auth and certificate based auth.

Please also keep in mind that many customers also use kerbores security.
  • Admin
    Maryia Rakina
    May 29, 2020

    The deprecation of embedded SSH is included in the Data Management Console (think of it as DSM v3). Learn more here: