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 logarchmeth1 parameter specifies the type of media and the location used as the primary destination of archived logs. It is recommended that the directory used for the archived logs be set to full access for DB2 administrator accounts and read and execute for all other accounts.


Restricting access to the contents of the primary archive log directory will help ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of archive logs are protected. Although there are many ways to ensure that your primary logs will be archived, we recommend using the value of DISK as part of the logarchmeth1 parameter. This will properly ensure that the primary logs are archived. A finding of OFF is not acceptable.


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_the_primary_archive_log_location: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content secure_permissions_for_the_primary_archive_log_location 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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