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has anyone else received this email from USPS? does this affect the osc module? Is there a fix already for usps.php?



Subject: Important - Action Required! Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Implemented for Web Tool APIs

From: "USPS Internet Customer Care Center" <[email protected]>

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:09:59 -0700

To: <undisclosed-recipients:>


Dear USPS Web Tools Customer,

Subject: Important ? Action Required! Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Implemented for Web Tool APIs


As of September 30, 2006, you will be required to communicate via https://, instead of http://, for a total of 46 USPS Web Tools APIs. This change will also require you to change the Web Tools server called from production.shippingapis.com to secure.shippingapis.com.


After September 30, 2006, the http:// instances of impacted APIs shall no longer be accessible.


Please be advised the list of APIs impacted, as detailed in table below, are currently accessible under SSL and therefore you can begin calling these new instances immediately. Your User ID and the API names are the same.


The USPS has implemented such changes to secure your personally-identifiable information (PII) data transmitted over the Internet. Technical user guides available via: http://www.usps.com/webtools/technical.htm have been updated and denote proper URL prefixes.


Impacted APIs:


API - Name


CarrierPickupAvailability - Carrier Pickup Availability

CarrierPickupCancel - Carrier Pickup Cancel

CarrierPickupChange - Carrier Pickup Change

CarrierPickupInquiry - Carrier Pickup Inquiry

CarrierPickupSchedule - Carrier Pickup Schedule

Courtesy - Courtesy Reply Mail Label

CustomsCN22 - International Customs Form CN 22

CustomsCN22Certify - International Customs Form CN 22 Certification

CustomsCN22V2 - International Customs Form CN 22 V2

CustomsCN22V2Certify - International Customs Form CN 22 V2 Certification

CustomsCP72V2 - International Customs Form CP72 V2

CustomsCP72V2Certify - International Customs Form CP72 V2 Certification

CustomsCP72V3 - International Customs Form CP72 V3

CustomsCP72V3Certify - International Customs Form CP72 V3 Certification/Test

DelivConfirmCertify - Delivery Confirmation Certification

DelivConfirmCertifyV3 - Delivery Confirmation Certification V3.0

DelivConfirmPICCertify - Delivery Confirmation Barcode Only Certification

DelivConfirmPICCertifyV3 - Delivery Confirmation PIC Certification V3.0

DeliveryConfirmationPICV2 - Delivery Confirmation Barcode Only V2.0

DeliveryConfirmationPICV3 - Delivery Confirmation Barcode Only V3.0

DeliveryConfirmationV2 - Delivery Confirmation V2.0

DeliveryConfirmationV3 - Delivery Confirmation V3.0

EMR_DC_ProductionV2 - EMR with Delivery Confirmation V2.0

EMR_DC_ProductionV3 - EMR with Delivery Confirmation V3.0

ExpressMailLabel - Express Mail Label

ExpressMailLabelCertify - Express Mail Label Certification

GlobalExpressMailLabelV2 - Global Express Mail V2

GlobalExpressMailLabelV2Certify - Global Express Mail V2 Certification

GlobalLabelAirmail - Global Label Airmail

GlobalLabelAirmailCertify - Global Label Airmail Certification

GlobalLabelExpress - Global Label Express

GlobalLabelExpressCertify - Global Label Express Certification

GlobalLabelPriority - Global Label Priority

GlobalLabelPriorityCertify - Global Label Priority Certification

MerchandiseReturnV2 - Merchandise Return V2.0

MerchandiseReturnV3 - Merchandise Return V3.0

MerchReturnCertify - EMR with Delivery Confirmation Certification

MerchReturnCertifyV3 - EMR with Delivery Confirmation Certification V3.0

SignatureConfirmation - Signature Confirmation

SignatureConfirmationCertify - Signature Confirmation Certify

SignatureConfirmationCertifyV3 - Signature Confirmation Certify V3.0

SignatureConfirmationPIC - Signature Confirmation Barcode Only

SignatureConfirmationPICCertify - Signature Confirmation PIC Certify

SignatureConfirmationPICCertifyV3 - Signature Confirmation Certify Barcode Only V3.0

SignatureConfirmationPICV3 - Signature Confirmation Barcode Only V3.0

SignatureConfirmationV3 - Signature Confirmation V3.0



In summary, the implementation of SSL in Web Tools will require you to alter your code for aforementioned APIs to call URL:




- https://secure.shippingapis.com, instead of http://production.shippingapis.com




Please note that the XML schema will not change as a result of this effort.


You are strongly encouraged to alter your software to accommodate these changes as soon as possible.




Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as these changes are implemented. If you have any additional concerns or technical inquiries, please contact the USPS Internet Customer Care Center via email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-344-7779.


Thank you,

Patti Mason

Manager, USPS.com

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I emailed USPS and they told me that the rate calculator API will not be affected by this change. So we don't have to do anything.


Thanks for your response Junichi! That's what I thought...

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