DB2 Connect info

william giannelli

DB2 Connect info

does anyone know:

does DB2 Connect encrypt login credentials?

Is DB2 connect server or client based?



Jørn Thyssen

RE: DB2 Connect info
(in response to william giannelli)

Hi Bill,

There default is to send credentials in plain text, but there are several encryption options available.

See https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_11.1.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.qb.dbconn.doc/doc/c0005611.html

You can also configure SSL encryption of the entire connection hereby encrypting both credentials and data. See www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp4799.pdf


The "Db2 Connect" product has several parts:

  1. The client side drivers (also called IBM Data Server Client)
  2. Optionally a Db2 Connect gateway (not recommended today, but still used by many)
  3. A license (required when connecting to mainframe Db2 and possibly also Db2 on AS/400)


Best regards,

Jørn Thyssen

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