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Update Datasource Definition status when scanning (Vulnerability Assessment)

Currently the datasource definitions status indicator is only updated if a manual test is performed on that page.
If a Datasource is no longer available (for whatever reason), the datasource definitions page will continue to show the status with a green check mark, until a manual test is performed.

When a scan is performed and results with a failure to connect (networking, username/password change, or other reason), update the Datasource definitions page with the current status.

  • Guest
  • Aug 27 2021
  • Future consideration
  • Admin
    13 Dec, 2021 01:06am

    We intend to consider this request for support in the near future with Guardium Data Protection. We will keep you posted on its availability.


    Guardium Product Management Team

  • Guest commented
    17 Sep, 2021 08:08pm

    There is a discrepancy between test connection and the account actually having the permissions to perform the scan. Consider incorporating permissions checks to the test as well?

  • Guest commented
    17 Sep, 2021 02:40pm

    IMO... the datasource status is misleading. Addressing this would make the user experience much better.

  • Admin
    29 Aug, 2021 01:06am

    Hello - thank you for your submission. We are looking into this request further, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Product Management Team

    IBM Data Security / Guardium

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