As a Bluemix Dedicated customer I want to require users to read and accept legal terms and conditions when using our Bluemix region.
To reduce the risk of data being stolen, malicious files being uploaded, inappropriate use of the system, etc., owners of a Bluemix Dedicated region may want to require users to read and accept terms and conditions prior to accessing the system.
SCENARIO / USE CASE:
The owner of a Dedicated region regularly hosts hackathons that are open to the public. They want to enforce acceptance of their terms and conditions before allowing attendees to use their system.
For console logins, one method for integrating the feature with Bluemix without changing the implementation of Bluemix is for the owners of the environment to customize the login procedure themselves. If they are using an identify provider via SAML, they can add a screen on the identity provider side. However, login services may be used by multiple applications and customizing a login for Bluemix could be prohibitive.
Alternate methods, such as requiring users to sign a paper or electronic document, will work, but they must be managed separately from the Bluemix Dedicated environment.
Integrating the terms and conditions with the Bluemix environment provides a streamlined experience, assurance that everyone using the system has accepted the terms and conditions, and includes an audit trail to prove it.
The amount of usage will vary depending on the size of the Bluemix community. For example, if users are required to log in once each day then it would be used once per day for each person that uses the system on a given day. If users are required to log in after a period of idle time (e.g., 2 hours) then it could be used many times in one day by each member of the community.
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