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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2020

Enhance REST API Client service to allow connection via DMZ / Perimeter server

Currently REST API Client service can establish connection to REST API endpoint via local perimeter or proxy only. This presents an issue while connecting to external partners.

Request is to enhance REST API Client service to allow configuration for Perimeter Server Name similar HTTP Client Adapter. This will align the REST API protocol with the rest of communication protocols and provide better security controls

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

REST API Client service to does not allow configuration for Perimeter Server Name. This limits the use of service only internal to Sun Life. Lot of clients are now moving to SaaS based model which request REST API communication. We are unable to facilitate these requests because connection cannot me routed through secure DMZ layer

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2021

    we are not in cloud and are looking to use this on our on premise install of IBM Sterling. The cloud setting will not work for us

  • Guest
    May 4, 2021


    basically that makes this service for us useless as our system is only allowed to communicate over the perimeter server with external APIs.

    Best regards


  • Guest
    Feb 26, 2021

    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.

    In a cloud / kubernetes setting perimeter servers are not required.

    We would be happy to discuss architecture in further detail

    In 12 months, you will receive a notification that you can resubmit this request for consideration.

    Thank you for bringing your ideas to us. If you have any additional feedback, thoughts or ideas, or if there is anything else Ican do, please do not hesitate to reply to this message to continue the conversation.