Chapter 6. Label Based Access Control

DBAs unite! One of the best ways to keep out the bad guys is to take control…Label Based Access Control, that is.

What Is LBAC? A High-Level Overview

Label Based Access Control (LBAC) is an access control mechanism that provides a finer granularity of control over data than has been traditionally provided by table privileges. LBAC restricts access to objects based on the sensitivity (as represented by a security label) of the information contained in the objects and the formal authorization (that is, clearance) of subjects to access information of such sensitivity. By default, a user cannot access data protected by LBAC unless a valid security label is granted.

LBAC in DB2 9 is implemented using a security ...

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