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Status Not under consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2012

WS-Security with specific providers

Enhancements in policy set editor to address the following things: In the policy set editor, it is hard to relate the GUI options to what will appear in the headers. The policy set editor affords no way to create custom fields where the WS-Security spec allows (unfortunately, IMO) xsd:any.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 26434
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Oct 4, 2021

    Idea / RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this RFE has been held in Uncommitted Candidate / Future Consideration status. This suggestion has now been open since September 2012 and unfortunately through that time has never received votes or community comments. Whilst the suggestion is still valid in that there are functional enhancements which would improve the WS-* capabilities, and no doubt usability improvements we could make to simplify the editor, this is not an area of business investment for us right now ... Given the industry focus on REST APIs, and the shift in this direction, it is hard to prioritise Web Services enhancements. Unfortunately on this occasion we do not intend to take this suggestion further forward.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2013

    Thanks for raising this requirement. Custom fields sounds like a reasonable addition to the policy set editor, and will look to add this support in a follow-on delivery.