API key request for updating WiFi network location


I’m having a similar problem as in https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/wifi-network-moved-messing-up-location-services/81273, and I think I figured out how to use cURL to submit using the geosubmit API. However, it looks like I need an API key; I just submitted the request form, but I’m not optimistic that I’ll hear back, since it explicitly states that keys are not being issued for personal projects. Is there a better way to fix this? If the API is the only way to submit data, and I can’t get a key because I’m not developing a whole tool, it doesn’t seem that there’s anything I can do.


Hi Patrick. I believe the docs are still valid when they say:

You can anonymously submit data to the service without an API key via any of the submission APIs.

So, try your request without an ?api_key parameter.

That seems to have worked. (At least, I got the expected empty JSON response.) I don’t think that’s documented on the actual submission API reference page.

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Good idea. I’ve filed https://github.com/mozilla/ichnaea/issues/1927 to track it.