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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 5, 2023

Proxy Support for App Connect Enterprise Discovery Connectors

Many enterprises use a proxy for outbound Internet traffic (HTTPs) to control external facing IPs as well as for security purposes.  At present, App Connect Enterprise Discovery Connectors do not provide proxy support.  This Request for Enhancement is to provide proxy support for App Connect Enterprise Discovery Connectors.  In order for App Connect Enterprise users to be able to take advantage of the Discovery Connectors that IBM has added to the product, proxy support is a requirement for enterprises who utilize a proxy service to help secure their networks and reduce firewall “holes”.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2024

    Hello, we are that kind of enterprise.

    As the RFE text says, we strongly suggest to realize this feature for all App Connect Enterprise Discovery Connectors, or at least to include the same feature for Google Cloud PubSub Request node

    Many thanks and kind regards

  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Jan 26, 2024

    Further information from direct engagement on this topic suggests that there would be value in being able to separately control the use of a proxy on a connector node by connector node basis (as opposed to switching on the use of the proxy for all discovery connector nodes in all message flows deployed to the integration server). Particular specific connector types of interest are as follows:

    • Request

      • Amazon EC2 Request node

      • Amazon EventBridge Request node

      • Amazon Kinesis Request node

      • Amazon RDS Request node

      • Amazon SQS Request node

      • Amazon S3 Request node

      • AWS Lambda Request node

      • Coupa Request node

      • Eventbrite Request node

      • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Request node

      • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Request node

      • Microsoft OneDrive for Business Request node

      • Microsoft SharePoint Request node

      • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Request node

      • Salesforce Request node

      • SAP OData Request node

      • ServiceNow Request node

      • Snowflake Request node

    • Input

      • Microsoft SharePoint Input node

      • Salesforce Input node

      • ServiceNow Input node

  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Jan 12, 2024

    Idea review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this suggestion, which we agree would bring benefit to the product. Status updated to Future Consideration.