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Status Future consideration
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 27, 2019

REST API Server Adapter

Allow Trading Partners to exchange file using REST APIs. If we can have REST adapter similar to SFTP adapter, Partners can use REST APIs to post/get/list etc files to their mailbox. Current REST APIs in B2Bi for administration, management and onboarding. Not for partners. Enable REST API for trading partners. 

What is your industry? Government
How will this idea be used?

Allow File gateway/B2Bi partners to exchange data using REST APIs.

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2022

    Fronting with APIConnect will not help . We already have API Connect in our solutions. The issue is having to code a business process every time just to validate the permissions for their mailbox. Simplest solution would be to provide full fledged rest api adpater similar to sftp.

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2021

    Do you think APIC can support large files ? upto 2GB like Sterling Rest adapter ?

  • Admin
    Ryan Wood
    Sep 15, 2021

    After further evaulation we are partnering with IBM API Connect offering to provide a front end to B2Bi. While B2Bi's RestAPIs do offer a Mailbox upload option. Suggestion would be to partner with an API gateway, like API Connect to host the service and authentication (much like SSP does for protocol). API Connect will then hand off to B2Bi's HTTP Server Adapter to kick off appropriate business process. Happy to discuss in further detail.

  • Admin
    Ryan Wood
    Feb 26, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. Your request is now a candidate for a future generally available (GA) release.


    We will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your willingness to serve as a sponsor user as we work to deliver this feature. If you have any additional feedback or thoughts in the meantime, or if there is anything else I can do, please do not hesitate to reply to this message to continue the conversation.


    Please note: IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion.

  • Guest
    Jun 27, 2019

    Enabling the existing RestAPI to respect permissions might be the fast track. Would be especially useful with the mailbox (message) API to respect partner user permissions on its mailboxes and have specific permissions for the read, create, update, delete, extract, ... message APIs.