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Provide a secure location for SaaS customers to store API secret IDs and keys so that they can more securely manage the application

As a part of any OMS implementation, integration with 3rd party external system is common. It will be great if IBM OMoC provided a secure vault solution to store API secret id and keys.

For On Prem, customers could encrypt the secret id and keys. They can keep the secret string used for encryption in a secure file location on the server. However, this option is not available to cloud customers.


With the increased focus on security in all aspects of IT, this has become a necessity. Some of the cloud solution services like AWS and Azure provide such solutions.

  • Guest
  • Jul 12 2021
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Automotive
How will this idea be used?

The secure vault solution can be used to store API secret id and keys.

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