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db2 I need easiest way to create a user who can login via jdbc and has full access

Posted on 2017-04-20
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I want to do something that seems like it should be very simple... I have single db2 instance, single db on it, I need a single user's credentials that will work to login via jdbc and have full rights to the DB (i.e. create/drop schema, etc)   But I can't get it to work.

I have a db2 10.5 instance installed on a RHEL 7 VM - I have created a DB, lets call it db123

I can access the DB fine if I am logged into VM on command line.  The username is dbinst1.  

I just want to be able to connect to this via squirrel (or other jdbc based client).  But I am getting authentication failure.  As far as I understand db2 uses OS authentication.   I am unable to log in as user db2inst1 it says

com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.SqlInvalidAuthorizationSpecException: [jcc][t4][2013][11249][3.68.61] Connection authorization failure occurred.  Reason: User ID or Password invalid. ERRORCODE=-4214, SQLSTATE=28000

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I thought maybe that user is now allowed to log in remote - so I create another user, lets say user123.  I added them to the db2inst1 group (which I think means they should have admin rights), I also get same message when I try to login to that user via squirrel.
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Question by:Xetroximyn
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by:Kent Olsen
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The problem seems to be in the connection string.  Can you post it?
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by:Xetroximyn
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thanks - so turns out there were issues with the db2 install - it needed some libraries or something.  DBA finally got it fixed.
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