Username/password plug-in

The Centrify username/password plug-in, centrifydc_db2userpass, supports authentication from both Active Directory and non-Active Directory users. A non-Active Directory user may be one of the following:

  • a UNIX user from local stores such as /etc/passwd and Name Service Switch (NSS)
  • any user who has been authenticated using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • any user who has been authenticated using the AIX Loadable Authentication Module (LAM)

The Centrify username/password plug-in, like the IBM default username/password plug-in, gives you the option to allow users who are already logged in to a DB2 server machine to connect to a database instance without entering a user name or password. However, the default is to require a logged in user to re-enter the user name and password to access the database instance.