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Status Future consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 27, 2014

Trusted DB2 for z/OS connection for Liberty Profile

It would be very helpful if WAS Liberty Profile supported DB2 trusted connections and trusted contexts. Right now I am forced to use SyncToOSThread functionality but that causes problems with authorization to write to log files. I am working on a secure system with Multilevel Security activated and trying to lock down security and syncToOSThread is a bit of overfill.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 56641
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2018

    This RFE remains on our development backlog but I can't tell you when or if the feature might be released.

  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2018

    Are there any news on this PMR?

    I have realised the trusted in a self written Java Class, but I want to get rid of it as soon as possible, because the performance is not really good.

  • Guest
    Jul 19, 2017

    We have a business case, where we would be glad to use identity propagation within cics liberty, so I would be great, if this rfe could be realized!

  • Guest
    Jul 11, 2017

    Although this RFE is specifically for IBM z/OS platform, If this feature request is implemented, it will be for all WAS platforms, z/OS, distributed (Linux, Unix, Windows) and IBM i, similar to the existing support for DB2 trusted context in traditional WebSphere Application Server.

  • Guest
    Jul 10, 2017

    We just implemented the identity propagation by the hand in an custom DB Access Class, but this is really not good. For our needs a very simple identity propagation would be enough and could be done easily by extending the existing datasource:

    It should be like a switch to one special clientuser after connecting.

    We don't need an identity propagation of every user which made a login.

    Regards Peter

  • Guest
    Mar 22, 2017

    My customer uses WebSphere Traditional today with "trusted context" to propagate client identity to DB2 for authorization and audit. We would like to migrate to Liberty in 2017 to benefit from improved performance, flexible administration and production alignment with developer's desire to use Liberty. Liberty will run on z/OS and we prefer the type 4 driver to achieve greater zIIP offload.

    Thank you

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - WebSphere Application Server

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Servers
    Product - WebSphere Application Server


Support Trusted Context Connection Pool for JNDI data source in WAS LibertyProfile

Connection Pool data source configuration in LibertyProfile does not support trusted context feature in DB2. See developer works:
about 8 years ago in WebSphere traditional 1 Future consideration