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Feature enhancement request for caching of password for LDAP plug-ins.

Currently Fiducia GAD is experiencing a bottleneck for the authenfication of DB2 connections against LDAP using the LDAP Plugin.

This results in an overload of the LDAP server and in delays for creating new DB2 connections. Fiducia GAD need to create 2 Mio. connections in 8 hours, which result in 2 Mio. authentications with only 12 different technical users and a peak of 150 authentications per second. This is only possible with caching of the authentification requests.

  • Jörg-Ulrich Veser
  • Jan 17 2020
  • Planned
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? The application owner can achieve the SLAs by caching the authentication requests
How should it work?
  • Fiducia GAD requests an enhancement of the LDAP Plugin in DB2 LUW to support caching of identical authentication requests, which are performed in the same time window of a few minutes. Today each authentication of a DB2 connection causes a authentication against the LDAP with the LDAP plugin although it is always the same authentication request.
  • This authentication pattern applies to applications where a large amount of parallel processes connect to DB2 with the same set of users.
  • The size and the invaldiation time of the cache should be configurable.
Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification
Customer Name Fiducia GAD
Submitting Organization
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