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The request is mainly for providing capability in Connect:Direct for reading and writing files from IBM Cloud Object Storage and specifically by using API key while connecting to IBM COS from Connect:Direct.
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How will this idea be used?
Customer is migrating their solution to IBM Cloud, and Connect:Direct should be able to read and write files from IBM Cloud Object Storage.
We have done a POC to use AWS packages and connect to IBM Cloud Object Storage, and it worked well with HMAC credentials.
However customer does not want to use HMAC credentials due to security issues. Customer wants Connect:Direct to be able to connect IBM Cloud Ojbect Storage using API key.
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