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IBM Cloud is a suite of cloud computing services offered by IBM. It provides a range of services for building, deploying, and managing applications, including compute, storage, and networking services.

Creating an IBM Cloud connection

To create the connection you need:

  • An API key

Obtaining the credentials

  1. Log in to your IBM Cloud account.

  2. Click Manage > Access (IAM) > API keys to open the API keys page.


  3. Ensure that My IBM Cloud API keys is selected in the View list.

  4. Click Create > Specify a name and description.


  5. Click Create and copy the generated API key.

Creating your connection

  1. In the Blink platform, navigate to the Connections page > Add connection. A New Connection dialog box opens displaying icons of external service providers available.
  2. Select the IBM Cloud icon. A dialog box with name of the connection and connection methods appear.
  3. (Optional) Edit the name of the connection. At a later stage you cannot edit the name.
  4. Select API Key as the method to make the connection.
  5. Fill in the parameters:
    • The API address
    • The API key
  6. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test it.
  7. Click Create connection. The new connection appears on the Connections page.