Table of Contents

  1. About the Security Guide
  2. Introduction to Informatica Security
  3. User Authentication
  4. LDAP Security Domains
  5. Kerberos Authentication
  6. Domain Security
  7. SAML Authentication for Informatica Web Applications
  8. Security Management in Informatica Administrator
  9. Users and Groups
  10. Privileges and Roles
  11. Permissions
  12. Audit Reports
  13. Command Line Privileges and Permissions
  14. Custom Roles
  15. Default List of Cipher Suites

Security Guide

Security Guide

Creating an Operating System Profile

Creating an Operating System Profile

Create an operating system profile and assign it to users and groups to increase security and to isolate the run-time user environment. You can create one or more operating system profiles. The PowerCenter Integration Service uses the operating system profile to run workflows. The Data Integration Service uses the operating system profile to run mappings, profiles, and workflows.
  1. In the Administrator tool, click the Security tab.
  2. On the Security Actions menu, click Create Operating System Profile.
    The Create Operating System Profile - Step 1 of 3 dialog box appears.
  3. Enter the following general properties for the operating system profile:
    Property
    Description
    Name
    Name of the operating system profile. The name is not case sensitive and must be unique within the domain. It cannot exceed 128 characters or begin with @. It also cannot contain the following special characters:
    % * + \ / ? ; < >
    The name can contain an ASCII space character except for the first and last character. All other space characters are not allowed.
    System User Name
    Name of an operating system user that exists on the machines where the Integration Service runs. The Integration Service runs workflows or jobs using the system access of the system user defined for the operating system profile.
    When you create operating system profiles, you cannot specify the system user name as root or use a non-root user with uid==0.
  4. Click Next.
    The Configure Operating System Profile - Step 2 of 3 dialog box appears.
  5. Select one or both of the Integration Services that will use the operating system profile.
    • PowerCenter Integration Service
    • Data Integration Service
  6. Configure the operating system profile properties for the Integration Services.
  7. If the Data Integration Service runs mappings, profiles, and workflows in a Hadoop environment, configure the Hadoop impersonation properties as follows:
    1. Select Enable Hadoop Impersonation Properties.
    2. Choose to use the logged in user or specify a Hadoop impersonation user to run Hadoop jobs.
  8. Optionally, configure the environment variables.
  9. If the Analyst Service connects to a Data Integration Service that uses operating system profiles, configure the Analyst Service properties.
  10. Click Next.
    The Assign Groups and Users to Operating System Profile - Step 3 of 3 dialog box appears.
  11. In the Groups tab, assign groups to the operating system profile as follows:
    1. To assign specific groups to the operating system profile, select one or more groups and click Add.
    2. To assign all available groups to the operating system profile, click Add All.
  12. Optionally, assign the operating system profile as the default profile to one or more groups. To assign a default profile, select Default Profile for the group in the Selected Group(s) list.
  13. In the Users tab, assign users to the operating system profile as follows:
    1. To assign specific users to the operating system profile, select one or more users and click Add.
    2. To assign all available users to the operating system profile, click Add All.
  14. Optionally, assign the operating system profile as the default profile to one or more users. To assign a default profile, select Default Profile for the user in the Selected User(s) list.
  15. Click Finish.
    After you create the operating system profile, the details panel displays the properties of the operating system profile and the groups and users that the profile is assigned to.

Updated July 24, 2019


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