Overview

The FED_NOAUTH database manager configuration parameter determines whether federated authentication will be bypassed at the instance. If this parameter is set to YES, the AUTHENTICATION parameter is set to SERVER or SERVER_ENCRYPT and the FEDERATED parameter is set to YES, then authentication at the instance is bypassed and is instead assumed to be performed at the data source.

It is recommended to set this parameter to NO.

Rationale:

Setting FED_NOAUTH to NO will ensure that authentication is not bypassed for any users that are connecting to the instance.

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Benchmarks

This control is used in the following benchmarks:

Skipping

To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:

1) Add db2_secured::controls::database_manager_configuration_parameter_fed_noauth: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
2) Add db2_secured::controls::database_manager_configuration_parameter_fed_noauth::instance_name::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content database_manager_configuration_parameter_fed_noauth to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.

Attributes

Attribute Name Short Description
title The database identifier to apply the control to.

title

The database identifier to apply the control to.

All controls need an database identifier to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:

db2_secured::controls::control_name { 'db2inst1/MYDB':}

In this example, the string dbinst1 is the instance, the string MYDB is the database to apply the control to.

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