It was just brought to my attention that the Finding API, Shopping API, and perhaps other legacy API families use https: endpoints. Historically it was just http (non-TLS/SSL). I see https: in several of the docs examples. Does anyone know when they changed this? I've read all eBay Dev blog posts for years now and don't recall that change. It's a good change, and I'm glad it occurred. And I suppose at some point they'll terminate the non-TLS http: endpoints, so I'm just generally wondering what kind of timeline we might be seeing there. Thanks.
Watch those response times. in can take up to 10 seconds to handshake https. Could be a major issue if you're doing requests inside user sessions to build pages. mod_ssl can cache the handshakes, but only up to a point.
Hello @helios825, I was using https urls for Finding Api calls until this summer or at least september. Calls to https were redirected to http, so I fall back to http calls. Now it seems you have found that it is implemented ? Thanks, Eric
@eldk64: I haven't yet tested https with Finding API. But I just learned of it, such as in the docs pages. Thanks for the info on the Shopping API. I guess it's lagging the Finding API for SSL support. @clickimusprime: Thanks for the tip. Hmmm, that may be a dealbreaker, unless the non-SSL endpoints are finally disabled and I'm forced to use https.
Hello, @helios I have done tests and posted here a comment with them for shopping API but it is under moderation and not yet published. https is not yet implemented for shopping API. https is ok for Finding API (TLS 1.2) but http2 is not (yet?) implemented.