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Service-to-Service integration with IKS - Enable "blockchain" as a source service

Current status:

The "blockchain" service relies on access to IKS clusters using customer's IAM tokens. This is achieved by having the customer "link" their blockchain service instance to IKS Cluster on the UI residing on "" domain. This allows blockchain UI to use Identity cookie and list/link with the IKS Cluster provided.


Ideal status:

"Blockchain" service should be able to use IBM-IAM Service-to-Service integration with IKS. IKS will have to enable "blockchain" as the source service to be able to perform Service-to-Service integration. This will enable "blockchain" service to be able to access customer's IKS cluster when allowed. We (blockchain) can add the option to our Catalog page, similar to how customers can select Key-Protect service on the catalog page.

  • Mihir Shah
  • Apr 29 2019
  • Accepted
  • Attach files
  • Elaine Lai commented
    April 29, 2019 14:26

    This would help us drastically with our user experience of getting started with blockchain. Over the last 2 months, we lost 60% of users in the "connect an IKS cluster" portion of the journey. This is the biggest drop-off in our getting started process and making this experience easy would reduce friction to blockchain users purchasing both blockchain and IKS offerings.

  • Gari Singh commented
    April 29, 2019 14:58

    Not sure I understand why we are voting on an implementation detail which we are planning on doing anyway?

  • Michael Bradley commented
    April 29, 2019 14:59

    This is a critical gap to address in the user journey.

  • todd kaplinger commented
    April 29, 2019 15:07


  • Mark Castle commented
    April 29, 2019 15:12


  • Paul Tippett commented
    April 29, 2019 15:36

    This is the right way to do things and if our current implementation is losing 60% of our users, then it seems important to do this.

  • Mihir Shah commented
    April 29, 2019 15:37

    We will need IKS service to enable "blockchain" as a Source service for Service-to-Service integration.

  • HEIN MIN KYAW HTWE commented
    August 02, 2019 00:45

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