OWM now requires an API key

Bug #1505848 reported by Victor Thompson on 2015-10-13
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Critical
Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„
Ubuntu Weather App
Critical
Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„

Bug Description

It has been brought to our attention that the OWM service now requires an API key[1]. This was noticed because the API has been down for sometime now and the response to API requests [2] now return an error:

Invalid API key. Please see http://openweathermap.org/faq#error401 for more info.

The page the user is referred to says this policy started October 9th, 2015.

1 - http://openweathermap.org/appid
2 - http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast?units=metric&lat=44.71719&lon=-93.03466&lang=en

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Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Alan Pope ξƒΏ (popey)

This affects both the existing weather app shipping on devices, and the new reboot which will replace it shortly. I'd recommend we have two keys if possible, one per app, and have Canonical IS manage those keys.

Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
summary: - OWM now requires a API key
+ OWM now requires an API key
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Alan Pope ξƒΏ (popey)
milestone: none → ww46-2015
status: Triaged → In Progress

Fix committed into lp:ubuntu-weather-app/reboot at revision 136, scheduled for release in ubuntu-weather-app, milestone 2.0

Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

I just wanted to verify that we don't see a need to deliver a fix for the currently deployed old design app. We could try to put together an emergency fix if such a thing was sought. Otherwise, we'll just advise as necessary if bugs start being reported.

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) on 2015-10-23
Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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