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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 2, 2023

Enable Liberty installables download through FixCentral API's

To fully automate(unmanned) Liberty software build pipelines to (1) check latest release versions and (2) download it through FixCentral, we wanted FixCentral download feature to be made available through API's, something like hosting them on so that authorised API consumers should be able to download packages unmanned!

Through CICD we are able to achieve these steps, except the auto-download part which is in the request context.

For large orgs like us, with its sheer volume, time to release and most importantly to align with external and internal compliance we need your assistance in this context to offer an option to auto-download Liberty packages.

Once you provide options to auto-download we will work to add our IBMID's, get token etc. to meet security requirements!

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2024

    Although the Aha Idea doesn't say this through discussion off Aha we learned that in this case the downloads in question are the IBM Installation Manager repositories for Liberty and Java. While there isn't a fix central API there is an command line tool that can download an IBM Installation Manager repository for local install. This is the IBM Packaging Utility. Downloads for the IBM Packaging Utility are available from here.

    An example invocation of the IBM Packaging Utility to download the Java repository is:

    ./PUCL copy -target /target_repo -platform os=linux,arch=x86_64 -repositories -ssf ./secureStorageFile.txt -mpf ./masterPasswordFile.txt

    Since it is possible to automate the downloads desired we are marking this as "Functionality already exists". If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.