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Archive - Feb 2008
In this article I'll cover one of the sites that IBM uses to improve it's interaction with customers. As many Informix customers know, traditionally we would only have access to the normal releases.
Theese would be like IDS 10.00.FC8, or CSDK 3.00.TC1 etc.
As the title suggests, IBM has just made available the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11.50 (codenamed Cheetah 2) for anyone wanting to test it. It's the second open beta of an IDS version (the first happened last year with 11.10 - Cheetah).
The process is a little bit more complex than the previous beta. This time you have to send and email requesting access. The system will provide you with an access code and you'll receive a copy of Carlton Doe's book on IDS 11.
I hope you had the chance to read and eventually follow part one of these series of articles related to IDS authentication using PAM. If you did, you already know the basics of PAM and how to setup IDS to authenticate against an LDAP or Active Directory server.
But there are still several topics we need to cover to fully understand IDS PAM authentication:
- Challenge/response and implicit (no password) connections