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 python_path parameter contains the directory under which the Python runtime is installed. It is recommended that the owner of this directory is bin on Linux and AIX, and a member of the Db2 administration group on Windows. The directory should have read and execute permission for all users, but only write permission for the owner.


Restricting access to the python runtime will help ensure that only an authorized runtime is used for running Python routines within Db2.


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