Finding API Discontinuing Support for HTTP

(Updated: 29-OCT-2019) In our continuing effort to protect the data of eBay's buyers and sellers, eBay data, and eBay developer data, we are discontinuing support for the HTTP endpoints for the Finding API on March 31, 2020. All references to HTTP endpoints have been removed from the supporting documentation on the developer website.

Starting on March 31, 2020, the eBay Finding API will work over HTTPS only (e.g., Any requests submitted via HTTP will fail.

Before you update your application to use the documented HTTPS endpoints, check the following:

  • Ensure your application hosting platform/provider supports HTTPS
  • Test the HTTPS connection

The requirement to use HTTPS only will apply to both sandbox and production environments. Both environments support HTTPS currently, so either can be used for testing. 

NOTE To optimize API performance over HTTPS, please configure your client to reuse TLS sessions. To help you adapt to HTTPS, we will update this blog post with information about TLS session reuse for popular clients. Please check back for updates.

We appreciate your help in continuing to ensure eBay is a secure and trusted marketplace.


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