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Upcoming Changes

Upcoming oAuth Changes

On Monday 7th May 2018 we restricted support for OAuth credentials sent in the querystring or URL. If your application is affected we will be in touch directly. Further integrations using this method of authentication are no longer supported.

Completed Changes

  • 26th May Site Outage
    Trade Me was unavailable between 2:00 am and 5:00 am on Saturday 26 May 2018 for scheduled maintenance and upgrades. All auctions that were due to close between 2:00 am and 5:00 am were extended by four hours.
  • 23rd May Sandbox Outage
    Trade Me Sandbox was unavailable between for 20 minutes at 6:00am on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 for scheduled maintenance and upgrades.
  • TLS Support Changes
  • 2017 Firearms Category Changes
  • 2016 Callback Changes

About our upcoming changes

We’re always working to add new features to the API, as well as fix bugs, keeping our security up to date, and make sure we’re maintaining our regulatory compliance.

Trade Me functionality is updated multiple times per day, and if all goes according to plan you won’t notice (as long as you’ve read our Versioning notes), but sometimes we need to break things to make things better.

When we have a breaking change coming up we will post it here, and we will email every member who has registered an API Application in production. See Registering an Application for more tips on account management.

We aim to give a decent amount of notice for changes to give time for development teams to test changes, however for Zero-day exploits or other critical issues we may have to make changes more rapidly.

If you have any questions about our changes, past or present, please get in touch with us at