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

The dftdbpath parameter contains the default file path used to create DB2 databases. It is recommended that the permissions for this directory be set to full access for DB2 administrators and read and execute access only for all other accounts. It is also recommended that this directory be owned by the DB2 Administrator.


Restricting access to the directory used as the default file path through permissions will help ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the files there are protected.


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


This control is used in the following benchmarks:


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


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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