Sample Registration


GeoPass Account:

  • Before you use this web service, you need to create a free GeoPass account. Here is the link to register for a GeoPass account:
  • After the GeoPass account is created, you need to log in to the SESAR system at least once to create your namespace (user code). Here is the link to log in to SESAR:
  • Or the user can request permissions from other user by providing the geopass login to the granter. The granter can set up his or her user code permission on the user profile page.
  • The user can only register samples with user codes or namespaces that they own or have write permission to.
Request Headers
Request Body
username={yourusername} password={yourpassword} content={sampleinformation}

      where {sample information} is the XML text about sample metadata.

     Example XML format for registering one sample:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<samples xmlns="" 
         xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation=" "> 
    <user_code>ABC</user_code> <!-- required --> 
    <sample_type>Individual Sample</sample_type> <!-- required --> 
    <sample_subtype>Thin Section</sample_subtype>
    <name>TestSample123</name> <!-- Required --> 
    <material>Rock</material><!-- required, -->
    <igsn>ABC123456</igsn> <!-- Not Required, If it is not specified, the system will create it automatically. --> 
    <!-- If no classification.xsd is specified, the older format for classification is still supported e.g., Igneous>Plutonic>Felsic --> 
    <classification xmlns="" xmlns:xs="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation=""> 
    </classification> <description>arkose</description> 
    <primary_location_name>Lava Mountains, Mojave Desert, California </primary_location_name> 
    <country>United States</country> 
    <county>San Bernardino</county>
    <collector>J. E. Andrew</collector> 
    <collection_start_date>2002-05-30T09:30:10Z </collection_start_date> 
    <original_archive>University of Kansas</original_archive> 
  • You can upload multiple samples by adding the block nested within the tag. You can find the XML sample template at this link.
Response Body

HTTP status codes:

  • 200 Sample registered successfully. The response text is like the following.
    <status>Sample [Lulin Upload Status Sample test] was saved successfully with IGSN [LLS00009I].</status> 
    <name>Lulin Upload Status Sample test</name> 
  • 400 Bad Request - Request body either has syntax errors or xml content has errors. Error messages will look like the following.
    • XML Syntax error:
      <valid code="InvalidXML">no</valid> 
      <error>Element '{}publish_date':[facet'pattern'] The value '2016-03-0' is not accepted by the patter '([0-9]{4}-[0-9]{2})(.........)'
    • XML Content error:
      <sample name="your sample name">
      <valid code="InvalidSample">no</valid>
      <status>Not Saved</status>
      <error>The User Code ABC in your IGSN ABC123456 does not belong to you.</error>
  • 401 Unauthorized - A login failure will return error message as following:
  <valid code="InvalidAuth">no</valid>
  <error>Invalid login, username not known or password not matched</error>