Yahoo Contacts Stopped Importing


I am Ranganath. Up to few days back yahoo contacts successfully imported to my service. But from past few days because of some internal problem from yahoo it stops working. when i fire URL https://social.yahooapis.com in my browser it is saying that yahoo will be right back.Thank u for your patience.

Is any one knows what is the reason. Is yahoo service stopped responding ?????????

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  • Hello Ranganath,

    I was also suffered from same issue. But today I got the solution for the same. In current update yahoo allowing access to contact api only through "https". So you need to edit your "yahoo.inc" file. Replace all "http" by "https" protocol

    Note : - While replacing the "http" by "https", please make sure your site url wont get replaced. Feel free to post your status here.

    Thank You, Vipul

  • Hi Vipul,

      I already changed all URLS responsible for getting contacts and profiles information from yahoo to https from http.

    By the way you suggested that i need to change in "yahoo.inc" file where it will be available???? will you please suggest me on this????

    Thanks for your reply.

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  • Hi,

    I tried changing the URL http://social.yahooapis.com/v1/user/ to HTTPS in my web config file but still it is not working. After changing to HTTPS i am getting below exception

    The remote server returned an error: (406) Not Acceptable..

    When the URL was HTTP i was getting exception

    The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

    Am i missing something when i see many people reported that changing to HTTPS fixed the issue?

    Mine is an Asp.net mvc website.


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