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Questions about Summer 13 API endpoint change

An external system with hardcoded api endpoint references is going to be refactored "one of these days", but in the meantime it needs to be updated for Summer 13. The guy looking after this system mentioned that while the production endpoint is currently instance-api.salesforce.com, the test system is using csN.salesforce.com (NOT csN-api.salesforce.com) without problems.

 

To me this raises some questions:

 

Do sandboxes never have -api endpoints? Or are both csN.salesforce.com and csN-api.salesforce.com currently in play?

 

Is If csN.salesforce.com is available, does ths mean instance.salesforce.com is also already available and usable prior to Summer 13? In which case, can the update take place now instead of waiting til the release date?

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SuperfellSuperfell

instance.salesforce.com is available now, and you can make API calls against it, but if this is the only reason to make a change, the -api endpoints, while no longer being directed to from login (with the summer release) will continue to exist & work.

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SuperfellSuperfell

instance.salesforce.com is available now, and you can make API calls against it, but if this is the only reason to make a change, the -api endpoints, while no longer being directed to from login (with the summer release) will continue to exist & work.

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StephenBStephenB

Hey Simon, is this support continuing for a time to come? We had situations where cs sandboxes, after their upgrade a couple of weeks ago, stopped using the -api endpoints completely, and only used the new format. We had oauth tokens active, where we were storing the endpoint along with the token - these required re-validation of the oauth token to get the new endpoint. Is this expected behaviour? Or should the old ones keep working still? Any idea why they would just stop working at all after the sandbox upgrade?

Thanks,

Stephen

SuperfellSuperfell

The old URLs should continue to work.