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DOORS Classic database encryption?

  • 1.  DOORS Classic database encryption?

    Posted Thu February 04, 2021 10:43 AM
    Dear all,

    I have a question that originally comes from a customer. Is there any IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS (Classic) database encryption feature available in the latest versions? I have seen this support note that states there's no such thing but I was hoping the newest versions would have added it.

    Help pages do have information about secure communications but storage seems to be lacking encryption.

    Does anybody know if this feature is on the 9.7.x roadmap (fingers crossed) or any other method/3rd party extension that could be used?

    Thanks and kind regards,
    Oskar

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    Oskar Berreteaga
    SW V&V Manager
    ULMA Embedded Solutions
    Oñati
    34943250300
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  • 2.  RE: DOORS Classic database encryption?

    Posted Mon February 08, 2021 05:52 AM
    Hi Oskar,

    As you mentioned, you can configure IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® (DOORS) to use encrypted communication between the DOORS clients and the database server.
    And, you can configure IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® - Web Access (DWA) to comply with standards that are specified by the US Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Security Agency (NSA) to define security requirements for encryption. 
    Please see the following page for detailed information:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYQBZ_9.7.0/com.ibm.doors.configuring.doc/topics/c_configuringrserversidesecurity.html

    Regarding the encryption of DOORS data at rest, you can certainly take advantage of file system encryption methods that most modern Operating Systems provide.
    For example, you can encrypt a specific directory in a regular filesystem when using Red Hat Linux, see: https://access.redhat.com/articles/4779391

    Kind Regards,
    Christophe Telep
    Offering Manager, IBM Engineering



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    Christophe Telep
    Product Manager
    IBM
    Toulouse
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  • 3.  RE: DOORS Classic database encryption?

    Posted Mon February 08, 2021 06:41 AM
    Hi Christophe,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Kind regards,
    Oskar

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    Oskar Berreteaga
    Systems Engineering and Software Manager
    ULMA Embedded Solutions
    Oñati
    34943250300
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