LINZ, MfE and Landcare Research are migrating to the cloud
Migrating to the cloud makes these sites easier to maintain, upgrade and scale.
While Koordinates has always provided the technology used by these sites, they have been on-premise installations. By migrating to a cloud installation, these sites will be easier to maintain and upgrade, and more readily ‘scaleable’ should agencies wish to publish more data. There are also likely to be noticeable performance improvements.
For the most part, this will all be happening behind the scenes. However, as part of the migration, we — along with the agencies involved — are asking users to opt-in to Koordinates ID.
Koordinates ID is a single sign-on service for all sites on the Koordinates platform. With Koordinates ID, users will be able to access any site on the platform, without needing to manage multiple passwords. This includes sites from the NZ Defence Force, Environment Canterbury and Stats NZ.
The opt-in process will involve users verifying their email (if it hasn’t been verified in the past) and giving Koordinates permission to migrate their account to their Koordinates ID. If users don’t have an existing Koordinates ID, they will be asked to create a new password to use with this account.
After giving Koordinates permission to migrate their account, users will be able to use their Koordinates ID to log in to any public site on the Koordinates platform. Any account information, including download history and API tokens, will not be affected by the migration.
We hope that this make it easier for users to access multiple data service sites across the platform. We know that many users of the LINZ Data Service (for example) are also users of the LRIS Portal, or the Stats NZ Data Service, and that professionals are always happy to reduce the friction experienced when accessing data from multiple sources.