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Where is connection file used to connect ArcMap to ArcSDE?

In ArcMap 10.0, how do I find where the connection file is that is being used to connect to ArcSDE 10 on Sql Server 2008? Some non administrative users are hooking up to SDE as the user 'sde' with db ...
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Feature-level authorisation in ArcGIS Server REST services

Is feature-level authorisation even remotely possible when accessing ArcGIS (10) via the REST APIs? From what I understand I can secure individual services but at most this gives me control over who ...
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WCS row based security ?

I have an application where each user has individually generated geotiff files. Since the users pay for the generated geotiff, I have to make sure that the users can only see their own geotiff and not ...
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How do you protect your PostGIS credentials when using QGIS 1.7?

I'm fairly certain this should be a community wiki, but I don't know how to make it one. So if an admin sees this please change if appropriate. So.....How do you protect your PostGIS database data ...
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What simple, effective techniques for obfuscating points are available?

We are creating a website that will collect location information (points) from users. We are exploring techniques to preserve users' location privacy (e.g., often users will share their home address, ...
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Securing ArcGIS Server 10.x On .NET - User Store Point At LDAP

I have the fun job of securing ArcGIS Server, and one of the requirements is to use LDAP for authentication and authorization for services... For ArcGIS Server installed on Java backend it looks to ...
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How to handle sensitive geographic data?

You use sensitive geographic data every day. What are your strategies to protect them in your geographical information systems? What kind of architecture do you use? What encryption method do you ...
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Access Control List for web GIS

I need to implement Access Control List (ACL) for my web application and I need to know common practice of using permissions in GIS systems. What levels of acces exists: layer, feature, attribute, ...
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How to put GeoServer layers behind authentication?

I want to publish map layers using OpenLayers and GeoServer. While this is easy enough to set up, I'm a bit lost when it comes to authentication possibilities. What I want is to create different users ...
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Reload Geoserver with REST - password security

I've found the way to reload Geoserver by REST (Geoserver Configuration Reload), but my issue is about security of that solution. My reload request is fired from a bash script periodically, so it's ...
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GeoServer WFS Row Level Security?

I'm trying to implement row level security with GeoServer. I know out of the box it supports service, layer and REST security and not row level. However I'm sure there must be a work around. Has ...
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Securing AGS output, cache, and jobs folders

ArcGIS Server (for .NET) generates images, etc. in arcgisoutput, arcgiscache, and arcgisjobs folders. Can the AGS security system (specifically, token-based) be used to secure these folders in the ...
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Struggling with ArcGIS REST API and tokens

I'm doing my best to secure my AGS (9.3.1) services, but have struggled with tokens. As you can see, my nw account belongs to the agsadmin and agsusers roles: I have assigned these same roles to my ...
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Where deploy Custom Provider DLL for ArcGIS Server if GAC is not an option

I have a client that has developed a custom Membership Provider for ArcGIS server and cannot deploy the provider to the GAC. Does anyone know where we could put the DLL such that the ArcGIS Security ...
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Secure online GIS for sensitive data?

My company I started working for is looking to move from ArcInfo and MapPoint to an online GIS for easier data access/availability. Obviously the GIS capabilities needed are rather basic, but ...
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How to secure WFS services?

first time posting here.. Im currently tasked with finding a way to deploy wfs services to a number of clients. The services could be consumed by both desktop GIS software eg. MapInfo/ArcGis or by ...
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Would you consider online geocoding a breach of privacy?

Suppose I have a bunch of addresses of individuals participating in a certain study (most likely - health related, where privacy and ethical considerations are always important issues). Nowadays, ...
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WMS with Access Control (ACL) for different users? Or solution for thousands of points on web map?

I have a set of Sites in the thousands. Not all users see same the same Sites on the map - thus ACL. Data is stored in a non-GIS database (mssql, ora, etc) and right now is retrieved with a standard ...
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Using ArcSDE on an Oracle DB, how can I tell which users have permissions to a Feature Class

I created a new Feature Class, and I assigned some users SELECT privileges to that Feature Class. I want to look at the list of users that I have assigned privileges to, how do I do that? Updated ...
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What is the best way to protect data online?

What techniques do people use when protecting data (e.g., preventing a user downloading the whole dataset) they are overlaying on top of Google/Yahoo/Bing etc.?
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USA geocoding that's anonymous, good, and free - does it exist?

For a one-time project, I need to geocode a few thousand addresses. In the past I've used various online resources for this kind of thing (e.g., Google Maps API), but the addresses I'm working with ...