Update Web App Item Categories

Assigns a new list of categories to a webapp item

Note: Assigning a new list of categories to a Web App item will replace the existing categories.


  • Method: PUT
  • Server: https://[app key here]-[site_ID here]-apps.worldsecuresystems.com. Take a look at the Authorize your API calls document for more info on how this URL is formed.
    • Note: When building apps always use relative request URLs. Do not use the "full" URL above because you might have problems running your app on a different site as the site_ID parameter will be different.
  • Path: /api/v2/admin/sites/[siteId]/webapps/[webappName]/items/[itemID]/categories
    • Alternatively, use "current" instead of [siteId]
  • Authorization header: This should contain the authorization token. Here is how to obtain the token.
  • Required Permissions: Edit Web App Items


Use the ids of the categories as parameters for this method.


Returns empty body with a header response code.

Accepts and returns JSON as Content-Type.


PUT /api/v2/admin/sites/current/webapps/Cars/items/564567/categories HTTPS/1.1
Content-Length: length
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/json



HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Sample code

var request = $.ajax({
    url: "/api/v2/admin/sites/current/webapps/WEBAPPNAME/items/7370535/categories",
    type: "PUT",
    connection: "keep-alive",
    contentType: "application/json",headers: {
        "Authorization": $.cookie('access_token')
    processData: false,
    data: JSON.stringify(["155320"])
request.done(function (msg) {
    console.log("Update successful");
request.fail(function (jqXHR) {
    console.log("Request failed.");
    console.log("Error code: " + jqXHR.status);
    console.log("Error text: " + jqXHR.statusText);
    console.log("Response text: " + jqXHR.responseText);

Error codes

This method will return the following error codes:

  • 200 - success
  • 400 - bad request
    • 200000 - An unspecified error has occured
    • 200009 - Category id is invalid
  • 401 - unauthorized - when the Authorization header is not present, or contains an invalid site token
  • 403 - forbidden - when the user does not have Edit WebApp Item permission
  • 404 - not found:
    • 190001 - The web app could not be found (the webAppName param from the URL does not match)
    • 200001 - The webapp item was not found (the webAppName and webAppItemId from the URL do not match)