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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on May 24, 2016

Change IIS Datastage Cerdential Mapping Model to work with Service IDs that have password set to NP in /etc/shadow file

Bank of America GIS (Global Information Security) Team has asked “InfoSphere Data stage Service ID's (dsadm and others) on Engine Tier to be disabled for interactive login”.

GIS policies mandate that Service ID logins should be done through a internal bank of America power broker process where a user can execute a command and become a service ID or through a su option from root user.

Changes that are within the scope of GIS Request:

Linux SA Team will update the /etc/shadow file on the Datastage Engine Tier for the Service ID (Ex: dsadm and others) as below to satisfy the GIS requirement.

dsadm:EncryptedPassword:15357:0:99999:10:::(Current State)
dsadm:NP:15357:0:99999:10::: (Proposed State)

Note: As per the documentation I read about the effect of NP (in /etc/shadow file), NP in the password field of /etc/shadow indicates that that the account cannot be logged into with a password but can be logged into with other authentication methods, such as su down from root or cron jobs

Our GIS team also recommended integrating IIS Datastage Authentication with Cyber Ark where Service Passwords are generated dynamically. Is integration with Cyber Ark possible?