Chapter 3. DB2 Access and Security

• Subsystem access

• Data set protection

• Access to DB2 objects

• Multilevel security

• Auditing

Security is an important consideration whenever data is stored in a relational database management system. This chapter discusses various methods of controlling data access. Access to data within DB2 is controlled at many levels, including subsystem, database objects, and application plan/packages. Authentication of user IDs and passwords is discussed. Groups of typical database users, such as database administrators, system administrators, transactional processing personnel, and decision support users are configured. Each of these database user types may require different access privileges. Another topic discussed ...

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