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Details about Milky Way Sunset - July 30, 2015

The Milky Way Export tool will be sunset on July 30, 2015. What do I need to know?

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asked 2015-06-19 14:11:49 -0500
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In an effort to move toward the more secure use of RETS for MLS data access by third party vendors, Black Knight MLS Solutions plans to retire the Milky Way Export Tool on July 30, 2015.

FAQ for Customers and Third Party Vendors

What info do you need if I or a Vendor has an issue?

  • Account Information for the Vendor
  • Explanation of the problem, with details, and example times.
  • Fiddler Log (if possible)
    • Allows Vendor Support to see exactly what is being requested, with all the appropriate variables, URLs, and data.
    • Fiddler is a browser add on most vendors/developers should be aware of.
  • RETS Logs

Why are you doing this?

  • Sensitive data is being passed on an insecure connection
  • Promote use of industry standard methods for Data Exchange
  • Improved Tracking and auditing of data downloads
  • Focus our future efforts on building technologies that have improved adoption and tools.

Options to Replace the Milky Way Export Tool

  • RETS
  • 3rd Party Reverse link


Do you have a RESTful API?

  • No. At this time we do not have a REST API. RETS is the only option.

How much time do I have?

The absolute retirement date for the product will be July 30, 2015

I need more time, what can I do?

If needed, a parallel RETS feed can be configured.

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answered 2015-06-19 14:18:43 -0500
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updated 2015-06-22 10:25:56 -0500
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Milky Way was officially disabled on July 31, 2015. Please use RETS to obtain the data you need.

vendorsupport's avatar vendorsupport (2015-08-05 12:17:25 -0500) edit
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