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Allow connections to db2 luw databases to use SSL

Our company is in the middle of implementing an 'in-flight data encryption' for all database activity that requires SSL use. Other IBM products such as IBM Data Studio and Data Server Manager allow for connections to databases using SSL jdbc drivers. We have also been able to use local DB2 CLI node and database catalogs to specify SSL. But Recovery Expert seem to not have any options for using SSL.

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  • Mar 17 2020
  • Under Review
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Customer needs to access databases using SSL
How should it work?

Tool needs to be able to allow the use of SSL enabled jdbc drivers and/or CLI drivers to connect to databases.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification High becasue without SSL utilization this customer cannot use Recovery Expert
Customer Name Anthem
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    May Chu commented
    17 Jul 06:02pm

    I will change this status back to "NEEDS REVIEW", and wait until there is a RE for LUW category (to transfer it)

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    Guest commented
    17 Jul 05:30am

    Apparently there is no workspace entry for RE LUW. I only see one entry in the list, which does not indicate the o/s platform. I'm not sure how a customer would add an entry related to the LUW version.

    In any case, for benefit of the customer, we DO intend to implement this functionality in Db2 Recovery Expert for LUW. It is still planned for the later half of 2020. I have discussed it with Derek Carter (IBM).

    I will follow up with our IBM product contact to see about adding a workspace entry for RE LUW for future requests.

    Ken Buck

  • Admin
    May Chu commented
    17 Jul 12:54am

    This is for LUW RE, notfor z/OS

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    Guest commented
    27 May 01:30pm

    After more research, we believe it should be practical to add this support in a way similar to the method used by the Data Server Manager (DSM) product. We are planning to include this in a future product update for later in the year. We do not have a specific target date at this time.

    Ken Buck / Db2 Recovery Expert team

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    Guest commented
    25 Mar 02:52pm

    We agree this is a desirable feature. We are investigating what is required to support it.

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