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Status Not under consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 5, 2022

Liberty z/OS -J2EE end-user(the WAS principal) to DB2 (setDB2ClientUser)

Liberty z/OS applications require audit and logging in DB2. We need to know who made the changes in the database records.

The idea is to pass to the DB2 the J2EE end-user(the WAS principal) and put it on the setDB2ClientUser for the DB2 connection.


Our question is:

Could we use it of having it included in the application similar in principle as https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQTP_liberty/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.doc/ae/twlp_mig_wscallhelper.html ) ?



From IBM Case come the answer bellow:

I have promptly received following answer: Liberty doesn't expose either WSCallHelper nor datastore helpers as API. The ability to set client info on a JDBC connection has been available since java 1.6, so this can be used in a portable fashion without using any Db2-specific APIs. Using the setClientInfo(...) API to set the client info prior to using a connection you've obtained, you can achieve the same result in your application."


But the applications use JPA with one JPA entity manager. It will be required that all the applications should add the call to the API in their code.


Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    May 13, 2022

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.