Overview

The failarchpath parameter specifies the type of media and the location used as the tertiary 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 only for all other accounts.

Rationale:

Restricting access to the contents of the tertiary 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 logs will be archived, we recommend using the value of DISK as part of the failarchpath parameter. This will properly ensure that the logs are archived. A finding of OFF is not acceptable.

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