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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 4, 2016

Allow encrypted services for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route our ODBC connections into individual subsystems based on the connecting user (and we have a lot of them).
Recent security requirements enforced us to encrypt every possible system access.
When changing subsystem routing for ODBC with the use of encryption this overrides the new behavior and everything is routed back to the original subsystem.

Use Case:

add encrypted services to allowed list of SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING table

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2016

    The new SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING function works by first connecting to a prestart job in the default subsystem or the subsystem defined for the IP address. Then, once a connection has been established, a second request is made to route to the subsystem associated with the user profile as defined by the SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING service. So the request will actually move from one subsystem to another when using this new SQL service. The reason 2 requests are made instead of just one is because the user profile is not available to the host server until after a connection has been made. It is impossible to move a job once the SSL connection has been established, therefore we are unable to provide the requested function given the current implementation.

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #90945 in product IBM i.