[API-users] Secure (HTTPS) access to the GBIF API

Matthew Blissett mblissett at gbif.org
Tue Jan 10 18:08:38 CET 2017

Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that the GBIF API is now accessible securely — 
simply replace http:// with https://.


This is necessary for anyone embedding the API in a secure website, or 
where organizational policy requires using HTTPS.

Using the secure API is optional, the non-secure HTTP version will 
continue to work as before.  However, the new GBIF.org website 
<https://demo.gbif.org/> will only be accessible using HTTPS, as this 
will soon be a requirement¹ for any website accepting passwords.

Please let us know if you encounter any problems with this,

Many thanks,

Matthew Blissett


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