API outage 11 Nov 2021
From 11-Nov-2021 03:56:39 UTC to 11-Nov-2021 05:57:33 UTC there was an outage affecting some requests to wordpress.org sites including api.wordpress.org. That caused an error response to some API calls.
The root cause was a failure to properly deploy root files during a deploy. That was my mistake, and I apologize for causing the outage. The systems team was able to fix the problem.
With the help of the systems team we’ve identified some deficiencies in the deployment process, and will add some extra safeguards and monitoring to reduce the chance of similar failures in future.
This is the first part of the article