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Status Web API

GET /status

Requests status information from a BWS installation.

Request Information

  • Parameters

  • The API has no parameters. It is a simple HTTP GET request without additional arguments.

Response Information

The Status Web API returns a StatusResult object, containing information about the running BWS installation, like the BWS product Version or the BWS deployment Label. Finally it contains a list of Features your client application can use.


The call returns one of the standard HTTP status codes. With the success code (200) you receive the SatusResult object in the body text. With erroneous codes you typically get a Message field within the body text describing the error. The most commonly returned codes are:

  • 200 OK
    The response body contains the StatusResult  object.
  • 401 Unauthorized
    No or an invalid authentication header has been specified. This call requires Basic Authentication.
  • 403 Forbidden
    Access has been denied (typically due to a wrong or invalid app-id).
  • 500 Internal Server Error
    A server side exception occurred.

Sample Code

private static async Task<string>BWSStatusAsync()
    using (var client = new HttpClient())
        client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Basic", 
        using (var response = await client.GetAsync(ENDPOINT + $"status"))
            Console.Write("BWSStatus response... ");
            if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
                string result = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
                var json = JObject.Parse(result);

                // read out status information
                string version = (string)json["Version"];
                string label = (string)json["Label"];
                var features = json["Features"];

                return json.ToString();

            return string.Empty;
// using OkHttpClient from the OkHttp library
Request request = new Request.Builder()
        .addHeader("Authorization", Credentials.basic(APP_IDENTIFIER, APP_SECRET))
OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();
Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
if (response.code() == 200) {
    // using org.json.JSONObject from JSON-java library
    JSONObject json = new JSONObject(response.body().string());
    System.out.println("Status: " + json);