DB2 client installation on a Windows computer

The Authentication Service for IBM DB2 client is suitable for 32- and 64-bit Windows platforms, and supports 32-bit DB2 releases.

To install and configure a DB2 client to use the Authentication Service for IBM DB2 GSSAPI security plug-in:

  1. Unzip the file centrify-db2-release-win-architecture.zip.
  2. Optional: If the file centrify_db2gsskrb5.dll is zipped, unzip it.
  3. For each instance that you want to connect to a DB2 server with single sign-on capability, copy centrifydc_db2gsskrb5.dll to the following location:
    DB2_install_directory\security\plugin\DB2_instance_name\client
  4. Log on as the instance user and run the DB2 command shell, db2cmd.exe. This command can be found in the directory DB2_installation_directory\BIN.

  5. Enter the following command in the db2cmd.exe window:

    db2 update dbm cfg using authentication server