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Connectivity to z/OS using DB2 Connect with Kerberos Authentication (F08)

Topic: 2008 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2008-10-14 (16:45 - 17:45)
SPEAKERS: Davy Goethals (ArcelorMittal)

This presentation will give an overview of the implementation of DB2 Connect at ArcelorMittal using Kerberos authentication. Kerberos permits a single sign-on environment where the user logs on once to the Windows network, and is able to securily connect to DB2 on z/OS using DB2 Connect, without providing a mainframe userid/password. Why and how will be explained. Also the Kerberos authentication protocol will be positioned towards other security features like LDAP,digital certificates and encryption.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


What is Kerberos authentication and how can it be used to create a single sign-on environment

Implementation steps on Windows platform (domain controller, DNS)

Implementation steps on z/OS platform (RACF)

How to use with DB2 Connect on workstation

Positioning towards other security features like LDAP,digital certificates ,encryption ,...

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