Changes to data distribution from the OB.DAAC and the OceanColor Web

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Changes to data distribution from the OB.DAAC and the OceanColor Web

by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:26 pm America/New_York

There are two significant changes coming soon that will impact user access tothe OceanColor Web services, including data distribution.1) Switch to secure HTTPS connectionsIn order to comply with a federal mandate for US Government web services to useHTTPS connections, all traffic via HTTP (port 80) to the OceanColor Web will beredirected to use HTTPS (port 443).  All of the OB.DAAC/OBPG supported web sites now accept HTTPS connections.  These include:    https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://oceancolor.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov (alias for oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov)    https://oceandata.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://seabass.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://seadas.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://aquarius.nasa.gov    https://aquarius.gsfc.nasa.gov (alias for aquarius.nasa.gov)    https://www.aquarius.nasa.gov (alias for aquarius.nasa.gov)    https://pace.gsfc.nasa.gov    https://arctic-colors.gsfc.nasa.govThese websites will continue to accept HTTP (port 80) connections until 21 Dec2016, at which point all traffic to these sites will be redirected to requireHTTPS (port 443).For most access methods, the redirect will be transparent to the user.  However, users with locally developed scripts or utilities that do not supportan HTTP code 301 redirect may find that the scripts will fail.  If you accessour servers non-interactively (i.e. via a mechanism other than a modern webbrowser), you will want to modify your scripts to point to the HTTPS addressesto avoid the enforced redirect.2) EarthData Single Sign-On LoginAs previously announced (see the OceanColor forum post), theOceanColor Web will be finalizing the transition to the EarthData Login foraccess to data and services.  This will take effect by 06 Jan 2017.  Impacted services include data subscriptions, data order management, theOceanColor Forum and data access for MERIS, HICO and GOCI L1B data.  (Access tothese data products and OCForum  have already been implemented).  Therequirement for EarthData login authentication for all data products will comeat a later date.If you do not already have an EarthData account, please see:    https://earthdata.nasa.gov/urs/registerRegards,Sean

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