Cubicweb WSME


Easily build a webservice API on top of a cubic web database.

Once activated, the cube provides new controllers (their regid is webservices) which respond on the rest path of entities, if the requests matches one of the following condition:

  • Content-Type == ‘application/json’
  • Accept == ‘application/json’

The following API is automatically provided for all the entities:

HTTP action
GET /etype?filter=xxx return a list of entities matching the filter
POST /etype create a new entity
GET /etype/1234 return a particular entity
PUT /etype/1234 update an entity
DELETE /etype/1234 delete an entity

Getting Started

  • Install the cube:

    pip install cubicweb-wsme
  • Activate the cube on your instance:


    Your instance now provides webservices

  • Call your APIs, for example from javascript (using jQuery):

        url: 'http://localhost:8080/cwuser',
        dataType: 'json',
        data: {
            // get users which name starts with "dupon"
            filter: JSON.stringify({
                'surname': {
                    '$ilike': 'dupon%'
            // retrieve the user groups references
            fetch: [
            // order by login DESC
            orderby: '-login'
        traditional: true,
        success: function (data) {
            // data is a list looking like this:
            // [{eid: 000, login: "xx", ...., in_group: [{eid: 0, modification_date: 'xxx'}, {eid: ...}]}]
            console.log("Got", data, "!");

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