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A question of DB2 authentication

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Please see the following question:

AUTHENTICATION=SERVER_ENCRYPT allows DB2 to encrypt which of the
following?
A.data
B.userid
C.password
D.userid and password

Answer:D

I choose C as correct answer. When we set AUTHENTICATION to
SERVER_ENCRYPT, DB2 only encrypt the password. That's my opinion.

Anybody can tell me why the answer is D, not C.

Thanks.

James

Sep 18 '06 #1
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Your answer C should be correct - according to the online information
center. The following is from the V9 (and V8) online information center:

If authentication is SERVER, the user ID and password are sent from the
client to the server so that authentication can take place on the
server. The value SERVER_ENCRYPT provides the same behavior as SERVER,
except that any passwords sent over the network are encrypted.

Either the given answer is wrong or the manual needs updating.
Phil Sherman

hu*****@gmail.com wrote:
Please see the following question:

AUTHENTICATION=SERVER_ENCRYPT allows DB2 to encrypt which of the
following?
A.data
B.userid
C.password
D.userid and password

Answer:D

I choose C as correct answer. When we set AUTHENTICATION to
SERVER_ENCRYPT, DB2 only encrypt the password. That's my opinion.

Anybody can tell me why the answer is D, not C.

Thanks.

James
Sep 18 '06 #2

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