Overview

DB2 can be configured to use an audit buffer. It is recommended that the audit buffer size be set to at least 1000.

Rationale:

Increasing the audit buffer size to greater than 0 will allocate space for the audit records generated by the audit facility. At scheduled intervals, or when the audit buffer is full, the db2auditd audit daemon empties the audit buffer to disk, writing the audit records asynchronously.

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