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Status Future consideration
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on May 11, 2022

Allow a "service ID" to work in v10 API Connect RI

Similar to APICONN-I-474 (which I can't see, so I can't vote on).

I would like to NOT use a person ID in IAM to access the APIs that control my API Reseved Instance. When we are doing system to system interactions, configuration, polling analytics, etc, the only way to interact with v10 RI is to use a real person's IAM account.

For On prem v10, you could register an application, but you can't do that anymore in v10 RI.

The other option, which is still IAM based, is to use "Service IDs", but that does not function with API Connect.

See ticket CS2584389 for lots of info and back and forth...

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Nathan Ziemann
    Aug 8, 2022

    We are looking at this and would approach using the same API Connect software approach allowing registration of client apps, instead of the approach taken with service_ids through IAM. This would result in consistent experience for software or SaaS. We are considering this for future.

  • Admin
    Nathan Ziemann
    Jul 26, 2022

    We are uncertain if this is possible given how the required IBM Cloud IAM Service is designed. We will discuss with them and if possible we will evaluate options for future enhancement. Moving to future consideration.

  • Guest
    May 17, 2022

    I worked the subject ticket CS2584389 - I've seen similar requests (hence APICONN-I-474).

    Not sure how it can be done - but Service ID is the design pattern for IAM service access.