I hope you’re all keeping well & safe.
The API Developer Portal will be unavailable from 17:00 Friday 10 July and will be redirected to a holding page.
I have produced some FAQs below, but if you have any further questions, please let me know on this thread.
How long will the portal be unavailable?
We are planning for a few weeks, but we will try to minimise this disruption to service.
Why is the portal going to be unavailable?
We are migrating the API management function from a legacy system to a new platform. This will allow us to ensure we decommission end-of-life software and implement new features in Open Data in the future.
To achieve this, we need to limit changes to the dataset.
Will my key pair still work?
*Yes, the keys you have been provided in the past will keep working for https://api.tfl.gov.uk throughout the maintenance period and after the platform migration. *
We are however, using this as an opportunity to remove dormant accounts & keys. If no activity has been detected on the key in the last year, we won’t be migrating it to the new system unless that key was created in the last year.
How long will the portal be unavailable for?
We aim to minimise this, but this may be for several weeks.
What do I do if I want to register for a new account & key for access to the Unified API?
The portal will still be available until 17:00 on Friday, so if you envisage that you will need a key in the next few weeks, we suggest that you register before Friday. An interim process will be in place for us to create accounts, but this won’t be instantaneous and further details will be available later.
What if I need to retrieve my existing key?
We suggest that if you don’t have a copy of your key pair already that you log onto the Developer Portal before Friday and take a copy of it before storing it securely. During the maintenance period, you can request a new key too
Will I need to do anything to use the new developer portal after the maintenance period
We will be providing details on how the new portal will work later - watch this space.