Lifts and Escalators API

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Peter Hicks

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Jun 25, 2022, 7:38:52 AMJun 25
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Hello

The Lifts and Escalators API at https://nr-lift-and-escalator.developer.azure-api.net/ appears to be broken - it's returning a generic Cloudflare origin certificate for me.

Is anyone else seeing the same thing happening?


Peter

Martin Thorpe

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Jun 25, 2022, 8:33:38 AMJun 25
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Same here. The SANs in the cert are (*.)nr-lift-and-escalator.net ... so likely a recent misconfiguration somewhere - start of validity was 17:33 yesterday.

Slightly worryingly (with my professional hat on) that certificate has a *15 year* lifespan, which shouldn't be issued from a publicly trusted CA, and Cloudflare normally know better than that.

The nr-lift-and-escalator.net domain is registered ... through GoDaddy and the registrant details are hidden, so I don't know if NR registered it.

/me puts his day job back down for the weekend.

Martin

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Martin Thorpe

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Jun 27, 2022, 6:43:42 AMJun 27
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Hi all,

It’s still giving the dodgy certificate as of this morning.

Best wishes,

Martin

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Peter Hicks

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Jun 27, 2022, 6:51:25 AMJun 27
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Hi Martin

On further digging, it appears to now be hosted at https://portal.nr-lift-and-escalator.net/ - although the top hit on Google is pointing to the azure-api.net address, and the NR press release at https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rails-open-data-programme-gets-lift-off refers to the azure-api.net address.

How did I discover the 'correct' URL?  I couldn't find my password, so I had to request a password reset, which came with a link in it to https://portal.nr-lift-and-escalator.net/.

For background, and through frustration with trying to deal with a GraphQL query to return a set of fairly simple objects, I've been trying to write a RESTful API to go in front of the API.


Peter


Martin Thorpe

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Jun 27, 2022, 6:53:36 AMJun 27
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Left hand, meet right hand :)

Thanks for the update Peter!

Best wishes,

Martin

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