Table of Contents


  1. About the Security Guide
  2. Introduction to Informatica Security
  3. User Authentication
  4. LDAP Security Domains
  5. Kerberos Authentication Setup
  6. Domain Security
  7. Security Management in Informatica Administrator
  8. Users and Groups
  9. Privileges and Roles
  10. Permissions
  11. Audit Reports
  12. Command Line Privileges and Permissions
  13. Custom Roles

Overview of Informatica Security

Overview of Informatica Security

You can secure the Informatica domain to protect from threats from inside and outside the network on which the domain runs.
Security for the Informatica domain includes the following types of security:
Infrastructure Security
Infrastructure security protects the Informatica domain against unauthorized access to or modification of services and resources in the Informatica domain. Infrastructure security includes the following aspects:
  • Protection of data transmitted and stored within the Informatica domain
  • Authentication of users and services connecting to the Informatica domain
  • Security of connections for external components, including client applications and relational databases for repositories, sources, and targets.
Operational Security
Operational security controls access to the data and services in the Informatica domain. Operational security includes the following aspects:
  • Setting restrictions to user access to data and metadata based on the role of the user in the organization
  • Setting restrictions to user ability to perform operations within the Informatica domain based on the user role in the organization
Informatica stores the domain configuration information and the list of users authorized to access the domain in the domain configuration repository. The domain configuration repository also contains the groups, roles, privileges, and permissions that are assigned to each user in the Informatica domain.
Informatica organizes the list of users by security domains. A security domain contains a collection of user accounts. A domain can have multiple security domains.

Updated April 29, 2019