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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 24, 2024

Re-architect to not require permanent storage of userids and passwords for access

The current architecture of Tuning Management Services component of Db2 Query Workload Tuner for z/OS requires a permanent storage of a userid and password in order to facilitate use of QWT. Our shop uses Multi-Factor authentication for human users, and so permanent storage of individual userids and passwords is not realistic. This then poses the additional exposure that a generic userid with a permanent password is stored in order to facilitate use of this product, which goes against our shop's security standards. We'd like the architecture to use similar authentication as Data Studio did, which did not have permanent storage of authentication credentials.

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    Janet Figone
    Feb 21, 2024

    Dear Steven, Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. Our development engineers have reviewed it and feel it is an excellent idea! We have it in plan and will update this idea when we have more details for you.


    Db2 QWTz team