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IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services is introducing a new Endpoint URL Scheme

By Sadie Revercomb posted 22 days ago

  

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services is introducing a more standardized and readable Endpoint URL Scheme based on our goal to provide the best potential user experience and to align with the IBM Cloud Standard URL/CRN Scheme. This Endpoint URL scheme change applies to the full set of APIs and all API Endpoints of the Hyper Protect Crypto Service.

Location: (all deployed locations) Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Tokyo, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Washington DC

Timeframe: Continous rolling update through all IBM Cloud Regions starting July 2024

What are the key benefits?

IBM is standardizing API Endpoint URLs across its core services with the following benefits:

  • The Instance-based Endpoint URL format is consistent with the IBM Cloud URL scheme

  • The new URL format enables users to add a wildcard domain to their network allowlist, making it easier to maintain if they have multiple instances.

  • Compared with the port-based scheme, the instance-based endpoints are more readable and can easily be identified when addressed.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services API endpoint

Current port-based URL

New instance-based URL

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services - Cloud KMS

api.<region>.hs-crypto.cloud.ibm.com:<port>

<INSTANCE_ID>.api.<REGION>.hs-crypto.appdomain.cloud

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services - CloudHSM EP11

ep11.<region>.hs-crypto.cloud.ibm.com:<port>

<INSTANCE_ID>.ep11.<REGION>.hs-crypto.appdomain.cloud

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services - Unified Key Orchestrator

uko.<region>.hs-crypto.cloud.ibm.com:<port>

<INSTANCE_ID>.uko.<REGION>.hs-crypto.appdomain.cloud

What are the implications?

No impact to existing service instances is expected, as the current port-based endpoint scheme will stay intact for the time being. In the UI, the new instance-based endpoints scheme will be displayed for easy reference, we also show the former address when hovering over. Customers are advised, however, to use the new instance-based scheme wherever possible especially when setting up new projects. Also where possible, existing service instances should be switched to the new instance-based scheme. For new instances created after the date specified in https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/hs-crypto?topic=hs-crypto-regions#new-service-endpoints, only the new instance-based scheme can be applied. For more details, please consider the Service documentation: https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/hs-crypto?topic=hs-crypto-regions#new-service-endpoints.

If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, you can always reach out to the team through IBM Cloud Support.

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