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[bioontology-support] Two questions about using data.bioontology.org API

Alex Skrenchuk alex.skrenchuk at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 4 16:20:35 PDT 2016


Hi Reza,

We have updated our HTTPS configuration to include complete SSL certificate chain so as of now API should be compatible with iOS devices.
Thanks,
Alex

From: bioontology-support [mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Reza Salari
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 2:16 PM
To: support at bioontology.org
Subject: [bioontology-support] Two questions about using data.bioontology.org API

Hi,

First thank you for providing such a useful resource! I'm using the API in the app that I'm developing (https://chemplore.com) and I have two questions:

1- Currently I have the API key residing inside my app to allow it to download bioontology data when users access the website. Therefore it's practically public. Is this the recommended way to use the API key for Javascript apps?

2- I'm using the HTTPS version of the urls to access the API (e.g. https://data.bioontology.org/search?q=melanoma<http://data.bioontology.org/search?q=melanoma>). This generally works fine but for some reason Safari on iOS devices blocks the calls to the API due to "invalid certificate for bioontology.org<http://bioontology.org>". Is this a known issue and if so, is there a workaround to circumvent it?


Thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Reza Salari


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Reza Salari, M.D. Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Computational and Integrative Biology
Rutgers University
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Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6492
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