minFraud Release Notes

API policies - temporary enforcement on February 7, 2024

January 25, 2024

To improve our server infrastructure and allow for better performance and efficiency, MaxMind will begin enforcing our policies around our API and database download requests on March 13, 2024. To help customers get ready for this change, we will have a planned, temporary enforcement of these policies on February 7, 2024.

What are the policies?

  • MaxMind will only accept API and database download requests sent with the more secure HTTPS protocol.
  • MaxMind will only accept API and database download requests that are sent to the appropriate hostname as documented in the integration instructions on our Developer Portal (see direct links below).

What do I need to do? To ensure that your MaxMind service is not interrupted, please ensure ensure that you are using the correct hostname for your API requests, and that you are using HTTPS, prior to February 7, 2024.

If you have not made the requested changes before Wednesday, February 7, 2024, you might experience a period where web service or database download requests fail.

You can view the appropriate URIs for minFraud services on our Developer Portal using the links below:

Please note: This enforcement will also affect GeoIP API requests. If you are also a GeoIP user, see our GeoIP release note on this issue.

minFraud no longer accepts event times more than one year in the past

January 22, 2024

Starting tomorrow, January 23, 2024, minFraud will no longer accept /event/time inputs with values more than one year in the past. Most customers do not need to send the /event/time input and will not be impacted by this change. Learn more about this input and how to use it to score historical transactions on our Knowledge Base.

If you send the /event/time inputs with values more than one year in the past, minFraud will:

  • replace the event time with the current time
  • score the transaction and return a score
  • return an INPUT_INVALID warning with its response

This page was last updated on February 13, 2024.