[Ncep.list.nos-nowcoast-status] NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message - Discontinuation of HTTP Access

NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message Mailing List ncep.list.nos-nowcoast-status at lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov
Wed Dec 28 21:31:37 UTC 2016

NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message
4:30 PM EST Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The restriction of access to nowCOAST map services and map viewer via only
HTTPS, originally scheduled for implementation today, has been postponed.

The new planned implementation date for this change is *Tuesday, January
10, 2017*.

A reminder about the upcoming change:

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget requires that all federal
government public-facing federal websites transition to serving data via
only Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).  Due to this requirement,
nowCOAST's map services and map viewer will NO LONGER be available via
unsecured HTTP starting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

After the change is implemented, users of the nowCOAST map viewer will be
automatically redirected to the HTTPS site URL, however all other client
applications, including JavaScript or FLEX-based web mapping sites, ArcGIS
Online references, and desktop GIS applications with direct references to
http://nowcoast.noaa.gov   should be modified to instead use   https://
nowcoast.noaa.gov  to avoid any potential interruption of service.

Therefore, *we highly recommend that nowCOAST users and partners switch to
using HTTPS to access nowCOAST's map services and map viewer as soon as

Please contact us at nowcoast.team at noaa.gov with any questions.

Jason Greenlaw
Lead Developer, nowCOAST
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