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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Informix
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 18, 2019

Optional expiration date for default role

In modern environments with a minimum need of data protection it is mandatory to set an expiration date to user accounts.

Informix heavily depends on the user management of the underlying OS.

In real life users have access to different databases on the same instance with a different set of permissions. i. e. roles.

It would be highly desireable to be able to define an expiration date on the default role of users. When reaching this expiration date the default role should be changed to "none", thus revoking all rolebased privileges.

An alternative would be an expiration date on the (database-)user, which seems to be far more complicated to implement.



  • Guest
    Oct 16, 2019

    Actually the expirantion date on the database user can be achieved by having a table associating the users with an expiration date together with a sysdbopen procedure which checks the user's expiration date against the current date. If it's lower, then  raise an exception and that won't allow the user to open the database.