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ECS 3.0 OfferingType Issue

This message summarizes a problem that some ECS 3.0 users encountered during the last 4 days and the steps that may need to be taken to ensure that developer applications are running as intended.

As a result of some internal changes made by AWS on January 6th, ECS 3.0 began returning undocumented values for the OfferingType element. OfferingType began returning undocumented values: “new”, “used”, “collectible” and “refurbished”. The error was resolved on January 10 and we have reverted back to documented values for OfferingType: “ThirdPartyNew”, “Used”, “Collectible” and “Refurbished”. If you modified your application/script based on the undocumented values that ECS returned from January 6th to January 10th, you may need to modify it to handle the correct documented values. If you have not changed your application/script, you do not need to do anything. If you are using an application built by a third party, please consult with that developer for further information.

We apologize for any disruption of service this change may have caused. Please know that the success of your businesses built using AWS continues to be our top priority.

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.