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Certificate-based authentication support for Connect:Direct RESTful API
Connect:Direct Java API supports certificate-based authentication. IBM Sterling Control Center also can use certificate-based authentication to connect and manage Connect:Direct settings. However latest version of RESTful API supports only user/password authentication. Please add certificate-based authentication for Connect:Direct RESTful API.
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Password/user authentication forces to use one of those solutions: common domain account (AD, LDAP, etc.) with password or maintain separate (e.g. local) users/passwords on each and every server with installed Connect:Direct. From security, compliance and operational standpoint both solutions are not ideal. RESTful API should support at least the same methods of authentication as other tools like Connect:Direct Java API or IBM Sterling Control Center.
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