DB2 Security, Part 11, Develop a security plug-in for DB2 database authentication

How to design and develop a DB2 security plug-in that authenticates user and group information stored in a DB2 database

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Gene Kligerman

Date archived: February 23, 2017 | Last updated: November 25, 2009|First published: February 28, 2008

This article describes the design and development of a DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® security plug-in that retrieves user ID, group, and group membership information from a local or remote DB2 database. Use of this plug-in allows for the development of database applications that do not rely on an external authentication mechanism, such as an operating system. Accompanying this article is a working implementation of the security plug-in ported to Windows, Linux, and AIX operating systems. This article is a continuation of the series of articles about DB2 security.

This article has been updated with additional information on the administrator user interface and support for Linux and AIX.

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