API News & Updates

XSD 3.0 update

XSD 3.0 is now available on the production ORCID Registry and sandbox as a stable release version.

This article describes this update and outlines changes that API users will need to put in place.

ORCID command line conversion tool and Java model

ORCID is releasing a command-line tool that can be used to translate ORCID XML into ORCID JSON and vica-versa.  This is intended to help when working with S3 data files, and can process v2.0, v2.1 and v3.0rc1 formatted files.

API Version 1.2 turned off August 1

On August 1 we will be turning off the 1.2 version of the API for member integrations. 

Public API now only supports API 2.0+

Today we sunset version 1.2 of the public API. Going forward, any public clients using v1.2 in their calls will get an error message. 

API defaults to 2.0 in February, 1.2 no longer supported on Public API from March

From February 1, 2018: the default version used for API calls will move from version 1.2 to 2.0

This change will only affect calls that do not specify the version. As we always encourage all clients to specify a version, we hope this change will not cause any problems. If your integration does not currently specify a version you can add ‘v1.2’ to your calls - but you will still need to complete the upgrade to version 2.0 or 2.1 ASAP.