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Finding API Discontinuing Support for HTTP

Starting on October 1, 2019, the eBay Finding API will work over HTTPS only. Any requests submitted via HTTP will fail. The requirement to use HTTPS only will apply to both sandbox and production environments. Both environments support HTTPS currently.

eBay Open-Sourced Tools for Integrating with eBay's APIs

At eBay Connect last summer, we announced that OpenAPI documents are available for all our RESTful APIs. We demonstrated that integration with read-only capabilities takes a few minutes. OAuth client libraries work very well when used alongside API clients generated from the OpenAPI documents.

Our SDKs are open-sourced and provide a full transparency to developers into what is happening in their integrations.

Important Changes to the eBay API License Agreement

The eBay Developers Program has updated the eBay API License Agreement. The focus of this update is improved security, especially with regard to data protection and eBay member privacy concerns.

All eBay RESTful APIs Leverage OpenAPI Specification

On August 14, 2018, we announced that we are leveraging the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) for all of our RESTful public APIs. The APIs are described using both 2.0 and 3.0 versions of the OAS. With OpenAPI, developers can download an eBay OpenAPI contract, generate clients in one of 40+ supported programming languages, and successfully invoke an eBay API in minutes.

Reminder: Start Using Simplified Returns

As announced in the 2018 Spring and Summer Seller Updates, eBay is simplifying and streamlining returns on eBay. To help developers verify that you’re ready for these changes, we have summarized the API changes, timelines, and best practices in our API docs and developer news.

Watermarks Policy Changes

Per the recent Watermark Removal Policy Enforcement Update, eBay has decided that we will not enforce the removal of watermarks by March 2018 as originally planned. Thank you for taking the time contact us to explain the challenges you and/or your customers faced with the original timing. We know that the holidays are a crucial time of year, and we want you to be able to focus completely on selling right now.