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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 3, 2021

Enable use of encrypted passwords to test connections to databases in the DVM JGate Server interface

A successful “Test Connection” must be completed to “Add new relational data source name and connection parameters” using the DVM JDBC Gateway Server interface. To perform the “Test Connection” a valid userid and password with access to the data source must be provided. The JDBC Gateway Server Admin userid does not have access to Application data sources. Typically the userid with access is a userid that belongs to an Application team or user. Currently the Application team needs to provide the JGate Server Admin their userid and plain text password to complete the “Test connection” from the JGate Server interface.

This poses an Audit violation.

If the “Test Connection” is not completed then it is not possible to connect to the data source

Preferably the JGate Server interface would accept an encrypted password to avoid having to reveal a plain text password to someone who should not have access to it.

Currently the JDBC Gateway Server interface does not accept an encrypted password and fails the test with an error indicating the password is invalid.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Guest
    Feb 10, 2022

    Great recommendation, Joe. The DVM is also going to follow on this thread on alternatives. Thank you for sharing.

  • Guest
    Feb 10, 2022

    As a workaround, you could request "Connect Only" access to the DBMS for the same credentials that your DVM subsystem uses at startup to connect.