Matt Blissett edited this page Nov 21, 2018 · 28 revisions

Welcome to the IPT wiki

Here you can find the IPT User Manual and a variety of other valuable resources.

New version with security update released!

Version 2.3.6 is available for download here. Version 2.3.6 has minor bugfixes and dependency updates to improve the security of the IPT, following similar updates made for version 2.3.5.

This builds on top of the security update added in Version 2.3.4 that fixed a critical vulnerability that was discovered in the Apache Struts web framework, which the IPT uses. According to this article, this was a remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to execute malicious commands on the IPT server. It also says that hackers are actively exploiting this vulnerability.

Therefore all users should aim to run the latest version, updating if needed by following the instructions in the Release Notes.

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Need help validating your dataset? For help, refer to this new data quality checklist. It is particularly suited for checking occurrence and sampling event datasets and will help ensure that the dataset is both valid and complete

Confused about what types of data GBIF supports? Confused about how to publish data and register it with GBIF? Check out the new How to Publish Guide. It starts by describing the four classes of biodiversity data that can be published through For each class of data you'll find a simple set of instructions guiding you through the publication steps. Try out the simple Excel templates designed to simplify publication even more!

Interested in writing your own resource metadata in XML? Check out this new how-to guide.

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