Simon Fell > Its just code > January 2016
2016 is the year you find out how well you understand all the integrations & API usage you have against the salesforce API. There are 2 changes being made in 2016 that will impact a lot of integrations & API clients.
API retirement for www.salesforce.com
www.salesforce.com hosted the original API login service, many years ago a dedicated login service was hosted at login.salesforce.com. Starting in 2016 the login service running at www.salesforce.com is going to be disabled..
Disablement of TLS 1.0
Support for TLS 1.0 is being disabled, this will affect many HTTPS client libraries, especially those that are not upto date, or don't get their TLS/SSL support directly from the host OS.
Impact for BeatboxBeatbox is a python library i wrote for accessing the salesforce.com API. If you have integrations built using Beatbox you need to carefully review your python environment in order not to be impacted. Support for TLS 1.1 & TLS 1.2 requires python 2.7.9 (or later) and OpenSSL 1.0.1 (or later). If you're running on older versions that this, when TLS 1.0 is disabled, your integration will stop working!. Note that if you're on OS X, the bundled version of OpenSSL is 0.9.8 and needs to be upgraded to continue to work. There is more info in the readme about this. Beatbox was updated in 2010 to start using login.salesforce.com instead of www.salesforce.com for logins, so if you're beatbox version is older than that, you'll need to update to a new version (or update your usage to explicitly set serverUrl before calling login)
Impact for ZKSforceZKSforce is a library for iOS & OSX to call the salesforce API. It gets its HTTPS support via the cocoa NSURLRequest class, which is part of the OS. All recent versions of iOS & OS X have support for TLS 1.2 and you shouldn't have any issues related to the TLS 1.0 disablement. However ZKSforce by default sends login requests to www.salesforce.com unless you have a version from Sept 2015 or later. You can either upgrade to the latest version of ZKSforce or explicitly set the auth server before calling login, e.g.