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Status Submitted
Workspace Watson Assistant
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 3, 2021

Provide whitelist of public IPs for public services

IBM Cloud does not provide any kind of whitelist for public-facing services. This prevents security-conscious people from hardening their firewalls by restricting outbound traffic to those whitelist IPs. I'm running into this issue now, where my server cannot properly whitelist the IP of a Watson Speech to Text service, because the public facing IPs change constantly.

EVERY OTHER CLOUD PROVIDER I have worked with provides this kind of whitelist for this purpose. Here, have a look at all the ones I'm currently using, pulled from a script I use for this purpose:

urls = [

("github_ips.json", "", 0),

("s3_ips.json", "", 0),

("cloudfront_ips.json", "", 0),

("google_goog_ips.json", "", 0),

("google_cloud_ips.json", "", 0),

("microsoft_office_ips.json", " =facbb4b6-2baa-4748-a5c6-06bae43db9ca", 60),


I really hope you guys fix this, I probably won't use your service because of this current limitation.