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Status Future consideration
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 17, 2024

scope must be optional parameter

According to RFC6749 and IBM documentation listed below, OAuth request parameter "scope" must not be a required (=mandatory)  parameter as long as  "default" scope is set.

However, using APIC 10.0.5.x, this parameter is set "required" by default. (In previous versions such as 10.0.1.x, it was "not required(=optional)" parameter.) Hence we had to edit that parameter from the APIM Web form in order to keep it align with RFC. We directly modified OAuth Provider definition YAML from API Editor, replacing "required:true" with "required:false". 

I think it is better to set it "optional" by default, just same as previous versions. Or, at least this information have to be documented in IBM Docs.

Idea priority Medium