ArcGIS Workflow Manager is a scalable enterprise workflow management system that automates and simplifies many aspects of performing and managing GIS and non-GIS work in an organization. It optimizes GIS operations by providing real-time tools for managing people, processes, and products required to complete work. It drives improvements in production efficiency by maintaining standardized, centralized, and repeatable workflows across your organization to reduce errors and inefficiencies and save time.

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The hierarchical root of the Workflow Manager API begins with a well-defined URL called as the workflow server URL. Typically, this is accessible at:


The various resources and operations that are exposed by the API are organized hierarchically from the workflow server URL. For example, the API provides information about jobs, users, and other system-wide properties.

To access a resource or invoke an operation, you must do the following to create a request:

  1. Generate a token by providing your user credentials.
  2. Construct a URL to the selected resource or operation as defined in the API Reference.
  3. Provide values for relevant parameters in their specified format.
  4. Access the URL using the prescribed HTTP method (typically GET, POST, PUT or DELETE).

The API is stateless, which means that the server does not keep track of transactions from one request to the next. Each request must contain all the information necessary for successful processing. The server processes each request and returns a well-defined response.

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