There are two user roles available in the new OPS 3.2. What is the difference between them?

Users are categorised in the following way:

  • Registered users are granted free access to higher volumes of data up to a certain ceiling defined in the OPS terms and conditions.
  • Registered users willing to pay for more substantial volumes of data can record billing contact details and apply for access to higher volumes of data.

The published fair use policy and associated terms and conditions define what we consider to be appropriate usage by registered users.

The policy is enforced in the following ways:

  • Registered users must authenticate when accessing OPS using HTTPS and OAuth             (described below).
  • Dynamic fair use monitoring inside the OPS system gives users feedback on usage in a way that enables them to control the behaviour of their client application. This feedback takes the form of HTTP headers, with each response generated by OPS specifically for the user.
  • If the user behaviour exceeds the terms of the fair use policy, the dynamic fair use controls ensure that access is reduced accordingly.
  • Users that are found to be especially disruptive can be completely shut out of the application until agreement is reached with OPS support to release them.