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Status Not under consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2017

APIConnect Gateway DataPower : to configure DataPower to route requests through an external proxy server when using a Load B

We've got in IBM API Connect:
- in data-center A : APIC Manager
- in data-center B : datapower Gateway through an external proxy server when using a Load Balancer group (this is security requirement of data-center B)

How to configure DataPower to route requests with API Manager ?
DataPower uses the proxy server and can not be configure.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 104295
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways
  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2019

    I have a similar use case with our APIC installation.

    Our APIC instance needs to route through a proxy before going to its final destination. I know this can be done in DataPower; I would set the Backend URL to my final host name, and modify the XML Manager -> User Agent -> Proxy Policy to include the hostname and port of the proxy server sitting between DataPower and the backend. In APIC, however, we can't do this, and we can't modify the XML Manager underlying the instance.

    APIC needs to send a different Request Line, not a header. [See RFC 2616, S5.1.2] While the Request-URI part of the request line is usually a path (abs_path), it is required to be an absolute URI instead when routing to a proxy. Example: "POST http://hostname:port/resource.htm". There doesn't seem to be any way to get APIC to do this.