Spycer Web Services API

David Phillips -


Spycer must have the SOAP license enabled.

Configuring and starting Spycer web services (SOAP) API

1. As root user, use a text editor (gedit, nano, vim, etc.) to edit the configuration file found here:  /etc/opt/DVS/Spycer/WebService.conf  

2. Change the line "Enabled=0" to "Enabled=1"








. . .

3. From the command prompt, enter:  service spycerwebservice start

4. To test if service is running, enter the IP address of the Spycer server plus port 8080 into a browser address field. For example:

5. The browser should return the Spycer SOAP envelope XML, similar to below:

<SOAP-ENV: Envelope>



           . . .

 6.  If problem see the web service log at /home/[user]/.DVS/Spycer/log

Gathering the most up-to-date web services definition list (WSDL)

One of the best ways to get the most recent list of definitions available to you when using Spycer webservices you can install whichever version of Spycer is needed, request a temp webservices license (submit a ticket to support@dvsus.com), and query Spycer for its list.

Another quick test is to append the URL with either /?info or /?WSDL: or

DVS Spycer Webservice

Server endpoint=

client agent IP=

Spycer Version=


See the attached HTML file. It shows all the available commands and responses. The two .txt files need to be renamed with a .xml extension. They are SOAP test cases that can be imported into a SOAP client such as soapUI.

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    Andrew Doyle

    Is it normal that my browser displays the following?

    <SOAP-ENV:Envelope><SOAP-ENV:Body><SOAP-ENV:Fault><faultcode>SOAP-ENV:Client</faultcode><faultstring>HTTP Error: 404 Not Found</faultstring></SOAP-ENV:Fault></SOAP-ENV:Body></SOAP-ENV:Envelope>

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    David Phillips

    Yes, that indicates that Spycer webservices are enabled and listening, responding.


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    Andrew Doyle

    Great.  Could you provide a little more information on running the test cases in soapUI?  I cannot get it to import either of the test cases

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    David Phillips

    Hi Andrew,

    Best to open a support ticket at support@dvsus.com



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