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

The sysctrl_group parameter defines the system administrator group with system control (SYSCTRL) authority. It is recommended that the sysctrl_group group contains authorized users only.

Rationale

If an account that possesses this authority is compromised or used in a malicious manner, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in the DB2 instance will be at increased risk.

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