This page contains the setup guide and reference information for the IBM DB2 source connector. We utilise the official CData Python (opens in a new tab) connector to ingest your data.


Full Refresh SyncYes
Incremental SyncYes

Getting started

Requirements and prerequisites

  • Create a dedicated read-only user
  • Whitelist the Y42 production IP address, which is

Setup guide

Step 1: (Optional) Create a dedicated read-only user

This stage is optional but strongly suggested to allow better permission management and auditing.

  1. To create a dedicated database user, execute the following commands on your database:

CREATE USER readonly_user PASSWORD 'your_password';

  • Grant access to the relevant schema:

    GRANT SELECT ON SCHEMA your_schema TO readonly_user;

Step 2: Set up the IBM DB2 source

  1. Create a new source, select CData - IBM DB2 from the Source type dropdown and enter a name for it.
  2. On the source setup page, create a new IBM DB2 secret, enter a unique name for it.
  3. For the Host, Port, and DB Name, enter the hostname, port number, and name for your IBM DB2 database.
  4. For User and Password, enter the username and password you created in Step 1.
  5. (Optional) If you want to connect via SSH tunnel, select "SSH Tunnel Method": SSH Key Authentication or Password Authentication.

Step 3: (Optional) Connect via SSH tunnel

In case of an SSH connection, select "SSH Tunnel Method" other than "No Tunnel" and configure SSH tunneling:

  1. For SSH Tunnel Jump Server Host, enter the hostname or IP address for the intermediate (bastion) server that Y42 will connect to.
  2. For SSH Connection Port, enter the port on the bastion server. The default port for SSH connections is 22.
  3. For SSH Login Username, enter the username to use when connecting to the bastion server. Note: This is the operating system username and not the IBM DB2 username.
  4. For authentication:
    • If you selected SSH Key Authentication, set the SSH Private Key to the private key that you are using to create the SSH connection. To generate a private key for SSH Tunneling, execute the following command:

      ssh-keygen -t rsa -m PEM -f myuser_rsa

      The command produces the private key in PEM format and the public key remains in the standard format used by the authorized_keys file on your bastion server. Add the public key to your bastion host to the user you want to use for data sync. The private key is provided via copy-and-paste to the configuration screen.
    • If you selected Password Authentication, enter the password for the operating system user to connect to the bastion server. Note: This is the operating system password and not the IBM DB2 password.