“Browse a Secured File !! Difficult ..?? Yes ! But Possible”
Integration of a tool to browse the data is significantly available. But indeed to browse a secure file is yet a challenge and needs additional steps to achieve it. IBM Infosphere Optim integrates with Open Data Manager (ODM) for browsing the archive files. ODM is implemented using Optim Connect , it provides a custom driver that provides access to Archive Files and Archive File Collections. Optim Connect is a rich peer-to-peer networking product.
But there is momentous hardship which leads to adversity when one needs to Browse a Secured Archive File. For more information on Secure Archive file please refer to my blog on Archive Security. For Secure Archive file browsing ,concept of OS Impersonation is applied. Where the security check is done against the clients User ID. It is applicable to client-server applications. In can be achieved at various user levels or within a network of client - server systems.
Difficult yet possible. Here are few steps that is needed additionally on the Optim Connect side in order to Browse the secure Archive file. This is driven by creating ODBC connection and allow to query the Secure Columns on FAD enabled Archive files. This would also need some security setting changes at the OS Impersonated level. Hence, Combined Use of ODM and FAD accomplishes to follow the steps which justifies to “Browse a Secured File !! Difficult ..?? Yes ! But Possible”