IBM® Security Identity Adapter 7.1.6 for DB2 - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.6 for DB2 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Adapter for DB2.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Server manuals were printed:

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

 

The DB2 Adapter is designed to create and manage user accounts on a DB2 Universal Database. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using JDBC to system being managed.

 

IBM recommends the installation of this Adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of an IBM Security Identity Manager WAS cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Manager Services. The deployment configuration is based, in part, on the topology of your network domain, but the primary factor is the planned structure of your IBM Security Identity Manager Provisioning Policies and Approval Workflow process. Please refer to the IBM Security Identity Manager Information Center for a discussion of these topics.

 

The IBM Security Identity Manager Adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate much like a human system administrator, creating accounts, permissions and home directories. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity Manager server will fail if the Adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. IBM recommends that this Adapter run with administrative (root) permissions.

 

License Agreement

Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Adapter license prior to using this product. The license can be viewed from the "license" folder included in the product package.

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Build Date

2017 May 04 01.22.12

Adapter Version

7.1.6

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.6.52

Profile:  7.1.6.52

Connector:  7.1.6.52

Dispatcher 7.0.32 or higher (packaged separately)

Documentation

The following guides are available in the IBM Security Identity Manager Knowledge Center:

 

DB2 Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

 

Items included in current release (7.1.6)

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Items included in 7.1.5 release

 

 

 

RTC 151775

 

Add Support for Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI) v5.2.2

This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Server, Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence.

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.4 release

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.3 release

 

 

 

Initial Release

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

 

Items included in current release (7.1.6)

 

RTC WI 159075

 

Bug 2241

 

DB locks by DB2 adapter

 

 

 

Items included in 7.1.5 release

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.4 release

 

 

 

APAR IV68849

 

 

Error on setting role when both username and groupname are same

 

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.3 version

 

 

 

 

Initial Version

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

.

 

Known Limitation

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

RTC Work Item

119670

 

 

 

DB2 UDB adapter only supports DB2 LUW not z/OS,iSeries

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

The following database privileges are only valid for DB2 10.1.x and above

 

·  Access control authority

·  Data access authority

·  Explain statement authority

·  Manage statement execution authority

·  Manage workloads authority

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

The suspend operation only revoke the CONNECT database privilege.

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

 

The following configuration notes apply to this release:

            None

 Configuration Notes

 The following configuration notes apply to this release:

            None

 

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity Manager adapters can be customized and/or extended. The type and method of this customization may vary from adapter to adapter.

Getting Started

Customizing and extending adapters requires a number of additional skills. The developer must be familiar with the following concepts and skills prior to beginning the modifications:

Note: If the customization requires a new IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Manager Knowledge Center for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Directory Integrator Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity Manager server "the adapter framework" is supported. However, IBM does not support the customizations, scripts, or other modifications. If you experience a problem with a customized adapter, IBM Support may require the problem to be demonstrated on the GA version of the adapter before a PMR is opened.


Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity Server Adapter for DB2 was built and tested on the following product versions.

 

Adapter Installation Platform: 

 

Note:  The adapter supports IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2, which is available only to customers who have the correct entitlement. Contact your IBM representative to find out if you have the entitlement to download IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2.

                                             

 Managed Resource:

Note: This adapter does not support DB2 on zOS, iSeries 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

·         IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (PIM):

·         ISPIM v2.0

·         ISPIM v2.1

Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):

·         IGI v5.2.1

·         IGI v5.2.2

 

  

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