Not sure if this will have an impact on Jalview.
Probably not at all, if our requests do not have a referer domain of www.ebi.ac.uk.
PDBFTSRestClient.PDB_SEARCH_ENDPOINT = "http://www.ebi.ac.uk/pdbe/search/pdb/select?";
I tried changing this to https and it worked fine. The site has a QuoVadis certificate which I guess should be trusted by all users.
I suggest we change this constant to https for the next release.
I’m less sure of how Jalview’s (Jersey WebResource.accept()) code would handle a 302 redirect, if that is what happens on 1st October.
Googling suggests some people have had trouble with this, even after setting a config property FOLLOW_REDIRECTS.
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Subject: [pdbe-api-users] 1 October: HTTPS by default for PDBe REST API
In October the new version of Chrome will increase its assertiveness in telling users that they are ‘not secure’ when accessing pages on HTTP rather than HTTPS.
The web development team at EBI thus decided to make the www.ebi.ac.uk HTTPS by default (e.g. redirect users from HTTP to HTTPS) from 1 October.
Another reminder about this change will be sent in 5 days.