ssl_svcename - SSL service name configuration parameter

This configuration parameter specifies the name of the port, or the port number, that a database server uses to await communications from remote client nodes using the SSL protocol.

Configuration type
Database manager
Applies to
  • Database server with local and remote clients
  • Database server with local clients
  • Partitioned database server with local and remote clients
Parameter type

This service name must be reserved for use by the database manager. During instance start up, you must ensure that the DB2COMM registry variable contains the string "SSL". Otherwise, the instance starts up without SSL protocol support.

If DB2COMM contains both TCPIP and SSL, the port specified by ssl_svcename must not be the same as the svcename. Otherwise, the instance starts up without either SSL or TCP/IP protocol support.

On UNIX operating systems, the services file is located in: /etc/services

The database server SSL port (number n) and its service name needs to be defined in the services file on the database client.

We do not recommend using port 443 for ssl_svcename because of potential collisions with HTTPS.