IBM® Security Identity Adapter for DB2 on z/OS 7.1.2 - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Adapter for DB2 on z/OS 7.1.2 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.




Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Adapter for DB2 on z/OS Installation and Configuration Guide.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Server manuals were printed:


Adapter Features and Purpose


The DB2 on z/OS Adapter is designed to create and manage user accounts on a DB2 that runs on z systems. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using JDBC to system being managed.


IBM recommends the installation of this Adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of an IBM Security Identity Server WAS cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Server Services. The deployment configuration is based, in part, on the topology of your network domain, but the primary factor is the planned structure of your IBM Security Identity Server Provisioning Policies and Approval Workflow process. Please refer to IBM Knowledge Center for a discussion of these topics.


The IBM Security Identity Adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate much like a human system administrator, creating accounts, permissions and home directories. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity Server will fail if the Adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. IBM recommends that this Adapter run with administrative (root) permissions.


License Agreement

Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Adapter license prior to using this product. The license can be viewed from the     

"license" folder included in the product package.


Contents of this Release

Adapter Version



Build Date

2017 January 19 15.52.59

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.2. 27

Profile:  7.1.2. 27


Dispatcher 7.0.33 or higher (packaged separately)


The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Center:


DB2 on z/OS Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)




Items included in current release(7.1.2)



RTC 151788



Add support for IGI 5.2.2

This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Manager, Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence




Items included in release(7.0.1)







Closed Issues



PMR# / Description




Items closed in current release(7.1.2)










Items included in release(7.0.1)         













Known Issues



PMR# / Description








Known Limitation



PMR# / Description




A schema will be listed in the schema support data only when it has at least one table/dummy table present as there is no catalog table for schemas





The suspend operation revokes only the SYSOPR system Privilege, other privileges remain same because revoking all the privileges will result in user deletion.


Installation and Configuration Notes


 Corrections to Installation Guide

Installing the adapter language pack

The adapters use a separate language package from the IBM Security Identity Server. See the IBM Security Identity Server Knowledge Centre  for information about installing the adapter language pack.

IBM Security Identity Server Knowledge Centre



 Configuration Notes

 The following configuration notes apply to this release:



Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity adapters can be customized and/or extended. The type and method of this customization may vary from adapter to adapter.

Getting Started

Customizing and extending adapters requires a number of additional skills. The developer must be familiar with the following concepts and skills prior to beginning the modifications:

Note: If the customization requires a new IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Knowledge Center for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Directory Integrator Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity Server "the adapter framework" is supported. However, IBM does not support the customizations, scripts, or other modifications. If you experience a problem with a customized adapter, IBM Support may require the problem to be demonstrated on the GA version of the adapter before a PMR is opened.

Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.


Adapter Installation Platform:


Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1, 7.1.1-TIV-TDI-FP0004

Security Directory Integrator 7.2, 7.2.0-ISS-SDI-LA0008


Note:  The adapter supports IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2, which is available only to customers who have the correct entitlement. Contact your IBM representative to find out if you have the entitlement to download IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2.

Managed Resource:

IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (ISPIM):

ISPIM v2.0

ISPIM v2.1

Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):

IGI v5.2.1

IGI v5.2.2





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