Before you start
Thinking about seeking certification on DB2 fundamentals (Exam 730)? If so, you've landed in the right spot. This series of seven DB2 certification preparation tutorials covers all the basics -- the topics you'll need to understand before you read the first exam question. Even if you're not planning to seek certification right away, this set of tutorials is a great place to start getting to learn what's new in DB2 9.
In this tutorial, you'll learn about DB2 9 security features, including DB2 9 authentication, authorization, and privileges.
This is the second in a series of seven tutorials you can use to help prepare for the DB2 9 Fundamentals exam 730. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in Section 2 of the test, which is entitled "Security". You can view these objectives at: http://www.ibm.com/certify/tests/.
To understand the concepts described in this tutorial, you should already have a basic knowledge of database concepts and an understanding of operating system security features.
The examples in this tutorial are specific to DB2 9 running on a Windows® operating system (with native security features). However, the concepts and information provided are relevant to DB2 running on any distributed platform.
You do not need a copy of DB2 9 to complete this tutorial. However, you will get more out of the tutorial if you download the free trial version of IBM DB2 9 to work along with this tutorial.
To complete the steps in this tutorial, you should have:
- Logged into a Windows machine as a user who is a member of the Administrators group. In the examples in this tutorial, we will be logged in with the user ID gmilne.
- Installed DB2 9.
- Created a new group on the machine on which DB2 was installed. In this tutorial, the group ID db2grp1 is used.
- Created a second user ID on the machine on which DB2 was installed. In this tutorial, for this purpose we will use the user ID test1. Note that the test1 user is not a member of the Administrators group.