On August 30, 2019, from 12:18 UTC to September 2, 23:47 UTC, a subset of Guide customers on Pods 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, and 23 experienced an issue wherein public content from other Help Centers was showing within their own Help Center. This exposure of data was limited to unauthenticated, API public content.
Root cause Analysis
This incident was caused by a deployment containing a configuration error within our reverse proxy layer.
To fix this issue, we rolled back the offending code deploy and cleared the reverse proxy cache.
- We are updating our test cases to include the unique situation that caused this incident.
- We are updating our configuration comments regarding this configuration setting to warn our engineers and ensure we do not introduce this change again.
- We have engaged our vendor to update their documentation to include more detail regarding this configuration.
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