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How to manage your IBM Cloud platform
Your service includes access to several online management portals:
- IBM Cloud Customer Portal (or the IBM Cloud mobile application)
- Cloud Services Portal
- Alternatively, you can use the IBM Cloud API for automation and greater control.
- Cloud Gateway
You can access the IBM Cloud platform via the internet or the Telstra private network in your region.
|IBM Cloud Customer Portal||Telstra's Cloud Services Portal||IBM Cloud API||Telstra's Cloud Gateway|
Use the IBM Cloud Customer Portal to:
In the Cloud Services Portal you can:
Generally, any function available in the IBM Cloud Customer Portal can be performed using the IBM Cloud API (SLAPI).
The SLAPI has over 3,000 documented methods and supports SOAP, XML-RPC and REST protocols.
A number of service-specific API clients are available in a choice of supported languages on SoftLayer’s GitHub profile.
For help getting started and using the IBM Cloud API, go to the IBM Cloud Development Network to search for specific API methods, access the developer knowledge base and connect with the IBM Cloud developer community.
Cloud Gateway allows you to:
User roles and permissions
The first person from your company to register a IBM Cloud platform is automatically assigned the ‘super administrator’ role, with full permissions.
If you have other cloud services with Telstra, all existing super administrators of these services will automatically receive super administrator access to the IBM Cloud platform.
Additional users can be created and existing users removed, through the ‘users’ page in the Cloud Services Portal.
Backing up your data
Australian customers, if you’re using a Telstra IP network service to connect to a IBM Cloud platform you can configure routing to use Telstra’s Managed Backup service.
Cloud Gateway allows you to view and manage all your cloud connections in one place. Once you have purchased IBM Cloud cloud services (from Telstra or another provider), it’s possible to purchase a Cloud Gateway and set up a Cloud Gateway connection to your IBM Cloud platform services.
A Cloud Gateway connection allows you to access your IBM Cloud platform services from your Telstra IP network.