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Status Not under consideration
Categories APIs & SDKs
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 16, 2023

CreateNewAS2Relationship API - Improve performance of the API to match that of previous versions.

There was a fix (IT40683) implemented in B2Bi v6.0.3.7 that was merged up through v6.1.1.3, then v6.1.2.2 impacting AS2 Relationships API “/CreateNewAS2Relationship”.

In patches before the fix, the execution time for the API was ~5 seconds (untuned). After the fix, the execution time exceeds 2 minutes (after tuning with L3). This is having a high impact on the integrated applications we have built that rely on these APIs.

Performing this action manually through the /dashboard user interface is not impacted by the performance degradation and is completing within ~5 seconds.

We request that that API performance be improved to match that before APAR IT50683 was implemented and that of the dashboard UI.  

  • Admin
    Mark Allen
    Dec 6, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    IBM has evaluated the request and has determined that it cannot be implemented at this time or does not align with our current strategy or roadmap.

    This request has been discussed internally and we agree with support in that no other changes can be made in product to address this performance concern. In recent versions of the product, we do permission checks and auth checks. As a result we have a stronger security posture but this comes at the cost of performance.

    When using non-standard mailboxing structure, this check needs to be done on many-to-many relationships causing the increase in processing time. We do not want to remove this security feature for the sake of performance and as such this is not a defect and there is no code changes we can implement to return the performance back to earlier product versions that didn't have this check.

    Our suggested solutions are:

    • use standard mailboxes that have standard permission/auth schemes

    • use the lab services custom solution (from Ravi)