API News & Updates

Security Update: Heartbleed Bug

April 9, 2014. Due to the widespread Internet security vulnerability, nicknamed Heartbleed, ORCID has taken immediate steps to ensure the security of user accounts. This vulnerability is related to a cryptography library used to encrypt a large majority of traffic on the Internet. Information that is susceptible to attack includes private server keys, SSL certificates, and user session information.

XSD 1.1 Update

XSD 1.1 is now available on the ORCID Registry and sandbox as a release version XSD. On March 1, 2014 we will updated the API messages schema to version 1.1. This article describes this update and outlines changes that API users will need to put in place for this version.  Until March 1, 2014 the previous version of the XSD (1.0.23) will still be available as the default XSD. After March 1st integrations that have not updated to 1.1.0 may not work correctly.