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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 12, 2021

Rest curl command with file upload and download without 64bit encoding.

Uploading and downloading of files to MQ appliances using the Rest API, mandates 64 bit encoding and doesn't allow the use of curl -F , as we do 2 factor authorization we can't use copy/scp in our automation (expect) , we need a option that allow upload and download file from/to appliance like when using the webUI so that we can automate it. The RestAPI doesn't allow for such a process today. it need to be enhanced to have an equivalent of copy/scp when copy/scp can't be used for automation.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 150466
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Jun 29, 2021

    The ability to stream file content without base64 encoding it is a valid requirement. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be prioritised sufficiently to address it within the next 12-18 months. Customers can alternatively download/upload files by using the web UI or by using the copy (SCP) command in the CLI.

    A Node.js sample is available on the MQ Appliance Git repository that illustrates how a queue manager error log file can be downloaded from the MQ Appliance. This sample is available at