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ARIN's Operational Test and Evaluation environment (OT&E)

OT&E is an environment containing a copy of production-like data that allows developers to experiment with ARIN interactions without affecting production data. ARIN's OT&E does not support email-based interactions, but allows for experimentation with three main ARIN services:

Note: OT&E exists solely for experimental usage and research, and is not linked to ARIN’s production system.

Accessing OT&E

To request access to OT&E, log into your ARIN Online account and use Ask ARIN to request access to the environment using "Other" as the message topic. Once vetted, ARIN will grant OT&E environment access and send additional usage instructions. ARIN encourages all OT&E users to subscribe and participate on the arin-tech-discuss@arin.net mailing list for information sharing and outage information.

OT&E Hosts

The following URLs should be used when interacting with ARIN's OT&E services in place of their production counterparts.

API Keys

OT&E services require Application Programming Interface (API) keys. To create an API Key:

  • Log into ARIN Online
  • Select WEB ACCOUNT on the left
  • Find the API Key Management area
  • Select Create API Key

Note: OT&E data is refreshed on the first Monday of each month to mirror production. If you created an API key in production since the last refresh, you must create a separate one within OT&E to use until the next refresh occurs.

Whois-RWS

Whois-RWS functionality within OT&E is a mirror of production. Remember to use http://whois.ote.arin.net in place of http://whois.arin.net. For more information on Whois-RWS usage, visit ARIN’s Whois-RWS page.

Reg-RWS

Reg-RWS functionality within OT&E is a mirror of production. Remember to use https://www.ote.arin.net or https://reg.ote.arin.net as RESTful calls to https://www.arin.net or https://reg.arin.net will affect production data. For more information on Reg-RWS usage, visit ARIN’s RESTful Interfaces page.

RPKI

ARIN resource holders may request certificates and manage Route Origin Authorizations (ROAs) within OT&E, using the same methods as production. OT&E also contains a repository of certificates and ROAs, and handles key rollovers and revocations. For more information on RPKI usage, visit ARIN's RPKI Home Page. For ROA Request signing instructions, visit the RPKI FAQ page.

Note: OT&E ROA Requests should be signed using a SEPARATE ROA Request Generation Key Pair than the one you use in production.

In order to validate using ARIN's OT&E data, you will have to use the following Trust Anchor Locator (TAL). Note that this TAL differs from the production TAL:

rsync://rpki.ote.arin.net/repository/arin-rpki-ta.cer

MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEA65jF7qjQzl77O5uaKPdisQu7apf9mhA
txH2fbckYL7CFEzrw/Z1XaSd2gmofJbtYBcpa3iqBGquKH0X+ab0sGolHedL+wipqgkH4zstk3A
Wc+lBd8e7sn0jSqnFL0xQaL2uoHtJetqus39ud0LsWi0OB+COyMXz2jA76j6WsNbE7VUwLLx1pN
g7uGGcfFKrzqPvGMzWDynTC4fZfOe2UCtw2YgSsJdjEMdw1PT5RjDI5jtKemguPGeGp0YKmZguq
1qgrl5rj2qEuF7hLkWxQsl/J5skfAVm8XjoNMhg069ojxeiQPToOFNlV2VliFenG8Zb3FRIRbbi
l1Q5l7qs1FQIDAQAB

Validators

The OT&E TALmust then be plugged into an RPKI validator to allow for the fetching and validation of ARIN OT&E repository objects. ARIN recommends the following validators:

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