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Join Site


The joinSite operation connects a server machine to an existing site. This is considered a "push" mechanism, in which a server machine pushes its configuration to the site. For the operation to be successful, you need to provide an account with administrative privileges to the site.

When an attempt is made to join a site, the site validates the administrative credentials, then returns connection information about its configuration store back to the server machine. The server machine then uses the connection information to work with the configuration store. If this is the first server machine in your site, use the Create Site operation instead.

If your site has already registered Relational Data Store Types, you must completely restart ArcGIS Server on newly joint machine(s). To do this, you need to restart the Windows Service or use the stopserver/startserver scripts on Linux.

The JoinSite operation is available only when a server machine is not participating in any site.

Request parameters


The site URL of the currently live site. This is typically the Administrator Directory URL of one of the server machines of a site.


The name of an administrative account for the site.


The password of the administrative account.


The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

JSON Response syntax


The pollAfter property in the response tells you that you need to wait for XX seconds after making this call before attempting to make any more calls in to the server.

	 "status": "success|failure",
	 "pollAfter": <seconds>

JSON Response example

  "status": "success",
  "pollAfter": 10