DSN (Data Source Names) connection to an external database

(imported topic written by mistervernon91)

I understand that three types of DSN’s exist (User, System and File DSN’s). What type of DSN is created between the Master BigFix Server and a remote database (i.e. a database that is external to the Master BigFix Server). My questions stems from the fact that I believe that there are specific Security implications related the use of each one.


(imported comment written by Lee Wei)


BigFix uses the System DSN.

This knowledge base article “Managing Windows ODBC with BigFix” lists the various ODBC connections:


Lee Wei