API outage 11 Nov 2021

From 11-Nov-2021 03:56:39 UTC to 11-Nov-2021 05:57:33 UTC there was an outage affecting some requests to wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ sites including api.wordpress.org. That caused an error response to some APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. calls.

The root cause was a failure to properly deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. root files during a deploy. That was my mistake, and I apologize for causing the outage. The systems team was able to fix the problem.

With the help of the systems team we’ve identified some deficiencies in the deployment process, and will add some extra safeguards and monitoring to reduce the chance of similar failures in future.