Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Trusted Contexts for enhanced security: Both in Db2 and IBM Cloud

Security feature in action: Trusted Profile

I trust you to know my old blog post about trusted contexts. Some years ago, I explained how to secure your Db2 database using trusted contexts. By establishing a trusted relationship based on specified attributes, the Db2 feature of a trusted context allows you to switch to another user ID or role, typically with more associated privileges. It is a great security tool to limit direct user privileges and still allow a user to perform tasks requiring more privileges.