Version 3
Service Instances API

Service Instances API

Creating a Service Instance

POST /v2/service_instances/



POST /v2/service_instances?accepts_incomplete=true


Name Description Valid Values Example Values
accepts_incomplete Set to `true` if the client allows asynchronous provisioning. The cloud controller may respond before the service is ready for use.
  • true
  • false
accepts_incomplete: true


Name Description Default Valid Values Example Values
name A name for the service instance
  • my-service-instance
service_plan_guid The guid of the service plan to associate with the instance
space_guid The guid of the space in which the instance will be created
parameters Arbitrary parameters to pass along to the service broker. Must be a JSON object
gateway_data Configuration information for the broker gateway in v1 services
  "space_guid": "6f653155-6731-42b8-af33-877e6d92c509",
  "name": "my-service-instance",
  "service_plan_guid": "92c1da5f-ad76-44e8-9487-4cad9ac9876f",
  "parameters": {
    "the_service_broker": "wants this object"


Authorization: bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoidWFhLWlkLTM0OCIsImVtYWlsIjoiZW1haWwtMjUwQHNvbWVkb21haW4uY29tIiwic2NvcGUiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlci5hZG1pbiJdLCJhdWQiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlciJdLCJleHAiOjE0MjU5NDg2Nzd9.9cv7yM_gVI_wTfKHb4AtIB-SwriXGA907Aos0p1QSK4
Host: example.org
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded


curl "https://api.[your-domain.com]/v2/service_instances?accepts_incomplete=true" -d '{
  "space_guid": "6f653155-6731-42b8-af33-877e6d92c509",
  "name": "my-service-instance",
  "service_plan_guid": "92c1da5f-ad76-44e8-9487-4cad9ac9876f",
  "parameters": {
    "the_service_broker": "wants this object"
}' -X POST \
	-H "Authorization: bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoidWFhLWlkLTM0OCIsImVtYWlsIjoiZW1haWwtMjUwQHNvbWVkb21haW4uY29tIiwic2NvcGUiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlci5hZG1pbiJdLCJhdWQiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlciJdLCJleHAiOjE0MjU5NDg2Nzd9.9cv7yM_gVI_wTfKHb4AtIB-SwriXGA907Aos0p1QSK4" \
	-H "Host: example.org" \
	-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
	-H "Cookie: "



201 Created


Name Description Valid Values
name The human-readable name of the service instance.
credentials The service broker-provided credentials to use this service.
service_plan_guid The service plan GUID that this service instance is utilizing.
space_guid The space GUID that this service instance belongs to.
dashboard_url The service broker-provided URL to access administrative features of the service instance. May be null.
type The type of service instance.
  • managed_service_instance
  • user_provided_service_instance
last_operation The status of the last operation requested on the service instance. May be null.
last_operation.type The type of operation that was last performed or currently being performed on the service instance
  • create
  • update
  • delete
last_operation.state The status of the last operation or current operation being performed on the service instance.
  • in progress
  • succeeded
  • failed
last_operation.description The service broker-provided description of the operation. May be null.
last_operation.updated_at The timestamp that the Cloud Controller last checked the service instance state from the broker.
space_url The relative path to the space resource that this service instance belongs to.
service_plan_url The relative path to the service plan resource that this service instance belongs to.
service_binding_url The relative path to the service bindings that this service instance is bound to.
  "metadata": {
    "guid": "faa88430-a337-48de-a7ce-388c0646b497",
    "url": "/v2/service_instances/faa88430-a337-48de-a7ce-388c0646b497",
    "created_at": "2015-03-03T00:51:17Z",
    "updated_at": null
  "entity": {
    "name": "my-service-instance",
    "credentials": {
      "creds-key-552": "creds-val-552"
    "service_plan_guid": "92c1da5f-ad76-44e8-9487-4cad9ac9876f",
    "space_guid": "6f653155-6731-42b8-af33-877e6d92c509",
    "gateway_data": "CONFIGURATION",
    "dashboard_url": "http://dashboard.example.com",
    "type": "managed_service_instance",
    "last_operation": {
      "type": "create",
      "state": "succeeded",
      "description": "",
      "updated_at": "2015-03-03T00:51:17Z"
    "space_url": "/v2/spaces/6f653155-6731-42b8-af33-877e6d92c509",
    "service_plan_url": "/v2/service_plans/92c1da5f-ad76-44e8-9487-4cad9ac9876f",
    "service_bindings_url": "/v2/service_instances/faa88430-a337-48de-a7ce-388c0646b497/service_bindings"


Content-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8
Location: /v2/service_instances/faa88430-a337-48de-a7ce-388c0646b497
X-VCAP-Request-ID: 183a144a-24b0-487d-bfc8-84d5abc7e765
Content-Length: 994
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff