Reminder: Important IATI Registry API changes

  • Sept. 30, 2016

We’re reminding you that the IATI Registry will be upgraded in the week beginning Monday 10 October 2016 and will result in changes to the API. Working with our suppliers, we will update the CKAN software and fix over 250 bugs, improving your experience of the Registry.

Users of the IATI Registry API are advised to:

  • Understand what’s changing: See our list of the most important technical changes to the API’s functionality and responses. View the full list of changes on the CKAN changelog. (Note we are upgrading from CKAN version 2.1.4 to version 2.5.2);
  • Test your application: use our new staging site to understand the adjustments that you may need to make to ensure you are not adversely affected by the upgrade. Data from the current live registry is being replicated on this staging site fortnightly;

If you do not use the API then no action is needed, as this upgrade will result in virtually no changes to the way that users interact with the IATI Registry website. Once the upgrade is completed, all publishers’ data will be preserved.

We will provide advance notice of any downtime that will occur during the upgrade and continue to work closely with our supplier to ensure that the process goes smoothly. Please email the IATI Technical Team for more information.