Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling

This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 16, 2021

CDWebServices to allow separate WebInterface and RestAPI installations

Allow more individualized and specialized architecture implementations of CDWS by making separate component (or making them selectable/optional) installations for both the Web interface and the RestAPI components.
Look into including the RestAPI's as an optional component/add-on of CDW and CDU installations as well.

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

Allow CDWebServices installation components (Web Interface/RestAPI) to be installed separately so that organizations can implement different architecture strategies for the two primary functions included within CDWS.

Our tentative architecture plan is to have one instance of the CD Web Interface installed with our SCC instance as a replacement of the CDBrowser, once that interface is deprecated.

CD users/teams would migrate to use that centralized web interface and utilize it similar to how they are currently using CDBrowser today. (Processes/stats checking/etc).

The RestAPI would be installed separately on servers, and used as a replacement to the SDK/JAI instances that are currently in-use. Or would be installed separately for net-new installations where the teams require that functionality.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    May 28, 2021

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we believe that your request to allow more customizable CDWS installations would be valuable. We will accept this enhancement request as and will look to place this item on the roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager