OWS Services

GeoServer includes several types of OGC services like WCS, WFS and WMS, commonly referred to as “OWS” services. These services can be global for the whole GeoServer instance or local to a particular workspace. In this last case, they are called virtual services.

/services/wcs/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Coverage Service settings.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return global WCS settings 200 XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify global WCS settings 200    
DELETE   405    

/services/wcs/workspaces/<ws>/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Coverage Service settings for a given workspace.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return WCS settings for workspace ws 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Create or modify WCS settings for workspace ws 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE Delete WCS settings for workspace ws 200    

/services/wfs/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Feature Service settings.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return global WFS settings 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify global WFS settings 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE   405    

/services/wfs/workspaces/<ws>/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Feature Service settings for a given workspace.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return WFS settings for workspace ws 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify WFS settings for workspace ws 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE Delete WFS settings for workspace ws 200    

/services/wms/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Map Service settings.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return global WMS settings 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify global WMS settings 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE   405    

/services/wms/workspaces/<ws>/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Map Service settings for a given workspace.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return WMS settings for workspace ws 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify WMS settings for workspace ws 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE Delete WMS settings for workspace ws 200    

/services/wmts/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Map Tile Service settings.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return global WMTS settings 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify global WMTS settings 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE   405    

/services/wmts/workspaces/<ws>/settings[.<format>]

Controls Web Map Tile Service settings for a given workspace.

Method Action Status code Formats Default Format
GET Return WMTS settings for workspace ws 200 HTML, XML, JSON HTML
POST   405    
PUT Modify WMTS settings for workspace ws 200 XML,JSON  
DELETE Delete WMTS settings for workspace ws 200