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New setting to send only SQL Error responses to Collectors (e.g. privilege restrictions) while limiting traffic volume.

If a User asks to retrieve or update a Table for which he or she does not have the necessary privilege, we want to be able to report such - However we do NOT want to incur the overhead of having ALL of the responses/result-sets sent from the database severer to the collector for SQL statements which are not in error.

Another attempt to be clear:

As far as the volume of "traffic" which goes from the database server to the collector is concerned, we want a couple of things - which, as we understand anyway, appear to be mutually exclusive.
1] We want to know any time an SQL Error happens (and what specifically it is), and
2] We do not want every SQL response to be sent to the collector (e.g. if the SQL completes successfully we do not need to have the resultant rows sent to the collector) -- the incoming SQL statement is enough - which is what DAM is primarily designed to capture (at lease as we understand it - given what functions we use).

  • Guest
  • Mar 9 2021
  • Functionality already exists
  • Admin
    13 Aug, 2021 12:13am

    Thank you for submitting your idea. We have looked in to this further, we believe the support you are requesting is available in Guardium Data Protection v11.1 and onwards.

    To send only select SQL error responses, you can configure the parameter db_ignore_response parameter in the stap.ini file. db_ignore_response starts when the session traffic reaches the threshold set with the parameter db_ignore_response_bypass_bytes

    For more information, please refer to the documentation -


    Product Management Team

    IBM Data Security / Guardium

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