Enter User Name and Password (DB2)

Use this tab to enter or change authentication information for the DB2 database.

User Name

Enter the user name of the DB2 database user account.

The Documentum iDataAgent requires a DB2 account with sufficient privileges to perform the following:

  • Perform backup and restore operations
  • Access Windows and Unix registry keys
  • Stop and start DB2 services on Windows and Unix clients

By default, the DB2 user with administrator privileges is used to perform backups and restores. You can change the user to a non-DB2 admin user that the user has the following privileges:

Operating System

The User Account Must


Be a Local Administrator of the computer on which the DB2 database resides.


Be a member of the user group assigned during the iDataAgent install.


  • Be part of the SYSMAINT_GROUP and SYSCTRL_GROUP authorities.

    db2 update dbm cfg using SYSMAINT_GROUP <user_name or user_group>

    db2 update dbm cfg using SYSCTRL_GROUP <user_name or user_group>

  • Have DBADM privileges on the database.

    db2 grant dbadm on database to <new_user>

You provide the user account credentials when you configure an instance You can change the user account at the Client Computer Group, Instance and Backup Set levels. Accounts configured at each level will be used for all entities within that level.Password

Use this space to enter the password associated with the above user name.

Confirm Password

Use the space to re-type the password for confirmation.

Last modified: 3/4/2019 10:47:56 PM