DB2 Security Plugin

Current:db2_sys-auth- (2009-05-11)
For QAS:3.0 or later
For DB2:9.5
Guides:Install guide
License:Resource Central

For DB2 9.5 and up Quest/OneIdentity now recommends using the DB2 built-in functionality to connect to Active Directory instead of Quest DB2 plugin. The DB2 built-in functionality supports Transparent LDAP authentication which makes the db2_sys-auth security plugin for DB2 UDB obsolete.

The db2_sys-auth project is not being actively developed and is no longer supported.

Transparent LDAP authentication allows users to authenticate through the OS (LAM on AIX, otherwise PAM, like the Quest DB2 Security Plugin), which can then use QAS. This does not require setting up LDAP, QAS fulfills that role.

For more information, please read SOLUTION 64305.

db2_sys-auth is a security plugin for DB2 UDB that authenticates users using PAM or AIX's LAM. With Quest Authentication Services, this plugin allows Unix-enabled Active Directory users to use your databases.

The plugin uses getgrent calls to determine group membership (getgrset on AIX), getpwnam to validate user names, and LAM/PAM to authenticate. This means DB2 can now make use of any authentication system that provides an NSS interface for information (administrative domains on AIX), and LAM/PAM for authentication. This includes Quest Authentication Services, LDAP, NIS and other third-party external systems.


Release: db2_sys-auth-
Platform Filename Type Size Date MD5 checksum?
Other DB2_sys-auth releases
aix-51DB2_sys-auth_AIX_51- kB2009-05-076d11f867d97dc9722b7aa0389bb09817
aix-53DB2_sys-auth_AIX_53. kB2009-05-07d729cbcfcb1fe43f013979554624b604
hpux-ia64DB2_sys-auth_HPUX_IA64. kB2009-05-07c3492ffb9952a8023d20f5e00a8a4708
hpux-paDB2_sys-auth_HPUX_9000. kB2009-05-072d215bfdaf210cd82839e46cf9bba0a6
linux-ppcDB2_sys-auth_LINUX_PPC64. kB2009-05-071f67b9af8994fac1fd6f18f712cce7f9
linux-x390DB2_sys-auth_LINUX_S390X. kB2009-05-07338288499ab83b0119e9fb1db0aec5c9
linux-x86_64DB2_sys-auth_LINUX_X86_64. kB2009-05-075d1eb28073a636c84242c2c6e0b8da55
linux-x86DB2_sys-auth_LINUX_X86. kB2009-05-0720320b5d4a367511d1cd62fc99b6a572
solaris-sparcDB2_sys-auth_SOLARIS_SPARC. kB2009-05-0797ccec8b17c9c18d54afeebdf429118f
sourceDB2_sys-auth_src. kB2009-05-07d6dc82c35373f03c593fb550c67aa48b