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Status Delivered
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 3, 2017

DataStage MQ Connector does not use the user Id and password while setting up the connection

We tried to set up a connection from DataStage using MQ Connector to the MQ server that only works when there is no password authetication configured at the MQ end. The connection fails when MQ team enabled force password authentication while DataStage connects to MQ server.

With this current mode of communication, a valid MQ user authticated at the MQ end, is suffcient for DataStage to connect to MQ. But this set up is not acceptable for the MQ team, because without a need for password based authetication, anyone can connect to the MQ server if they come to know the authorized ID.

So this enhancement request is raised to enable -

MQ Connector to require user Id and password while setting up the connection to the MQ server.

Configuration at the MQ end that needs to be supported:

ALTDATE(2016-10-24) ALTTIME(14.57.56)

A PMR was raised with issue and following were the final comments-

Current implementation of the MQ Connector does not use the user Id and password while setting up the connection. The authentication and authorization is performed by MQ on the application level that does not require passing credentials. In order to support the MQ settings mentioned in the PMR description above, the connector must be modified. It should be treated as the enhancement of current functionality.

Engineering confirmed that this is design limitation and would require design changes to allow MQ Connector stage to support CHCKCLT(REQUIRED) and thus sending authentication structures to server.