Developer Environment Upgrade & URL Change

We are upgrading the HealthVault Developer Environment hardware so that its topology will mirror that of the HealthVault Consumer Environment.  The new development servers which will show up at a new domain – instead of  To minimize disruptions to any in-development apps, both sets of servers will be online concurrently for six weeks.  We will copy all data from the old servers to the new servers once, on 1/23.

·         On 1/23, the new servers will come online

·         On 1/23, we will take a snapshot of all data on the current HealthVault Developer servers – application configurations, user accounts, test data

·         The snapshot will be copied to the new servers later in the day on 1/23

·         The old servers will stay online until 3/8/2008 but any data added or changed after 1/23 will not be copied over to the new servers


To start using the new servers, you will need to change your web.config file as follows:

Old URLs:

    <add key="ShellUrl" value="" />

    <add key="HealthServiceUrl" value="" />

New URLs:

    <add key="ShellUrl" value="" />

    <add key="HealthServiceUrl" value="" />


We highly recommend that you make the change in your web.config files on 1/23 or 1/24 so that all of your data gets copied to the new environment. The old servers will continue to work until 3/8 but any new data that you add there after 1/23 will not be copied to the new servers.


For those of you with custom firewall settings that enable your communication with the HealthVault Developer Environment, here are the IP addresses of the old and new servers:

·         Old Shell (

·         Old Platform (

·         New Shell (

·         New Platform (


The next SDK update (23 Jan 07) will include the new URLs in its sample applications' web.config files.


Please comment below or use the forum if you have any questions about this.  These changes only affect the Developer environment.  The Consumer environment’s URLs are not changing.



Comments (2)
  1. We are upgrading the HealthVault Developer Environment hardware so that its topology will mirror that

  2. Tim Thein says:

    I’m getting a server error after switching to the new URLs.  When I swith back, my web application runs fine.  I suspect that not everything was copied to the new environment.  For now, I will continue to use the old URLs, until someone else verifies this problem and fixes it.  My cert was issued to WildcatApp-378C1FF8-BF49-4170-A2AD-3B56675849CD.  Here are the details of the error:

    System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.

    Stack Trace:

    [AuthenticationException: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.]

      System.Net.TlsStream.EndWrite(IAsyncResult asyncResult) +232

      System.Net.PooledStream.EndWrite(IAsyncResult asyncResult) +12

      System.Net.ConnectStream.WriteHeadersCallback(IAsyncResult ar) +140

    [WebException: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.]

      Microsoft.Health.EasyWebRequest.WaitForCompletion() +438

      Microsoft.Health.EasyWebRequest.Fetch(Uri url) +317

      Microsoft.Health.EasyWebRequest.Fetch(Uri url, IEasyWebResponseHandler customHandler) +49

      Microsoft.Health.HealthServiceRequest.ExecuteInternal() +123

      Microsoft.Health.HealthServiceRequest.Execute() +75

      Microsoft.Health.Authentication.Credential.MakeCreateTokenCall(String methodName, HealthServiceConnection connection, Collection`1 appIdCollection) +507

      Microsoft.Health.Authentication.Credential.MakeCreateTokenCall(String methodName, HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid appId) +98

      Microsoft.Health.Authentication.Credential.CreateAuthenticatedSessionToken(HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid appId) +465

      Microsoft.Health.Web.Authentication.WebApplicationCredential.AuthenticateKeySetPair(AuthSessionKeySetPairs keySetPairs, HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid applicationId) +412

      Microsoft.Health.Web.Authentication.WebApplicationCredential.AuthenticateKeySetPair(HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid applicationId) +58

      Microsoft.Health.Web.Authentication.WebApplicationCredential.Authenticate(HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid applicationId) +55

      Microsoft.Health.Web.Authentication.WebApplicationCredential.AuthenticateIfRequired(HealthServiceConnection connection, Guid applicationId) +162

      Microsoft.Health.AuthenticatedConnection.Authenticate() +79

      Microsoft.Health.Web.HealthServicePage.GetPersonInfo(String authToken) +131

      Microsoft.Health.Web.HealthServicePage.HandleTokenOnUrl() +143

      Microsoft.Health.Web.HealthServicePage.InitializeUserData(Boolean logOnRequired) +32

      Microsoft.Health.Web.HealthServicePage.OnPreLoad(EventArgs e) +46

      System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1323


    Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.1433; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.1433

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