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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 31, 2019

DSM Explain profile


Our idea is to use DSM so that users, authenticated in DSM with administrator profile, can do EXPLAIN without the need to have DB2 z/OS operation user credentials, as in the case of Data Collection Credentials.

We have a generic user created and configured to do the EXPLAIN in the DB2 z/OS system.

The DSM authentication service is configured with LDAP.


But we can't share the Operation credentials to do that!

We propose to add the option of sharing the user credentials that is defined in DB2 z/OS to do EXPLAIN instead of having to create new user DB2 z/OS and EXPLAIN tables for each DSM user.

Needed by Date Sep 30, 2019
  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2019


  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2019