Enter User Name and Password

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/Unix registry keys
  • Stop or Start DB2 services on Windows/Unix clients

By default, the DB2 user with administrator privileges is used for performing backups and restores. However, if you want to use a non-DB2 admin user, make sure that the user has the following privileges:

Operating System The User Account Should Be
Windows Local Administrator of the computer on which the DB2 database resides.
UNIX Member of the user group assigned during the iDataAgent install.
  • The user should 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>

  • The user should have DBADM privileges on the database.

    db2 grant dbadm on database to <new_user>

Initially, the user account credentials is provided during the instance configuration after the installation of the Agent. 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.


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.