Overview

Puppet controls are Puppet defined types that ensure a certain security control is implemented. Puppet changes the system in order to make the system compliant.

Description of the control

Datalinks enables the database to support the Data Links Manager to manage unstructured data, such as images, large files and other unstructured files on the host. It is recommended that datalinks support be disabled.

Rationale

Disable datalinks if there is no use for them as this will reduce the attack surface of the DB2 service.

Skipping

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

1) Add db2_secured::controls::disable_datalinks_support: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content disable_datalinks_support to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.

Benchmarks

This control is used in the following benchmarks:

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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