The processes and mechanisms by which computer-based equipment, information and services are protected from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction

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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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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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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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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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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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Programmatic authentication to ArcGIS Server secured layers via RESTful API

I have an ArcGIS 10.1 Server instance exposing secured mapservices on the Internet. My need is to code down a client application (which I am currently building using the 3.3 version of the ArcGIS ...
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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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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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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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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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Enabling public viewers and private editors of feature service on ArcGIS Online For Organizations?

In ArcGIS Online For Organizations, how does one publish a hosted feature service that is shared with Everyone for viewing, while restricting editing to specific users or groups, and different kinds ...
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Create custom Authentication filter in GeoServer 2.3.0

Context In my current project, I've the requirement to validate that requests coming to GeoServer (2.3.0) are allowed. The project holds those facts: the GS client cannot provide the principal ...
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Best practice for managing content for multiple users within ArcGIS Collector App

I have a hundreds of people collecting data. Each user has an ArcGIS Online login. I want to be able to filter content visible in the ArcGIS Collector App based on the logged in user, but don't want ...
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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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Data security for GIS Data (shapefiles,AutoCAD files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shapefiles, AutoCAD files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have found ...
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Is it possible to set the permissions Geoserver creates new directories with?

I'm trying to automate the process of pushing from a server to Github as a way of tracking Geoserver changes, and pulling from Github as a way of deploying new work. The push side works fine, but if I ...
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about token based authentication security

I am reading the authenticated services with token. I understand that a user have to get a token to using arcgis services. Example: https://domain.com/arcgis/rest/services/myMap/MapServer is my ...
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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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Data Security for Geoserver - Users errantly seeing Workspaces not assigned to them

I'm having trouble with Data Security in my Geoserver 2.5 application. Let me preface my situation. I am using Geoexplorer composer which is making GeoServer API calls through ows and wms. I have ...
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ArcGis Python Security Concerns

I’m working for a large organization which are using ArcGis Desktop on some (windows) clients. The security requirements for the system is very strict, and a part of that is prohibiting the users the ...
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Copy protection via license file for ModelBuilder models?

I've build a large model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder and I want to share this toolbox with some other people BUT I don´t want to lose control over it. The first step was to set a password to my script, ...
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How to ensure that only my application has access to ArcGIS Server services

I'm making a web map based on the ArcGIS Server JS API. How can I ensure that users must use my front-end to access the ArcGIS Server layers? That is, I want anyone visiting MyDomain.com/index.html ...
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is OpenLayers proxy access secured?

I have secured my layers on Geoserver. Users can not access my layers without authenticated username and password. Now I created a proxy script with PHP. Proxy script sends request with username ...
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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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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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How to share a hosted feature service with an application on ArcGIS Online?

According to the ESRI REST API documentation on authentication, a registered application can log in to AGOL via an App ID and App Secret and will then have access to the data that has been shared with ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 Integrated Windows Authentication with Token based

In ArcGIS Server 10.1 on Windows 7 and IIS, if wanting to secure services within an Intranet with Active Directory is that Integrated Windows Authentication ...
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Geoserver administration - defining different privileges

I need to create separate admin accounts for Geoserver. I'd like to have one superadmin account that would be able to read/edit/delete any style, layergroup, workspace, store or layer - that is what ...
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How do I change geoserver admin password?

I was wondering how can change the default password of geoserver admin from geoserver to something else? I have tried two different things, but none worked. First thing I tried following the online ...
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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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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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Active Directory AND integrated user store on ArcGIS Server 10.2

We have one License for ArcGIS Server 10.2. We need to publish Services for internal use with Active Directory authentication and for external use (internet) with username/password authentication. ...
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QGIS and SpatiaLite database: Setting user access permissions

SpatiaLite databases seems to match all my desires to store GIS layers and table. But an important question is: is it possible to limit writing to only one user ? If yes, what is the way to do it? I ...
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GeoServer and OpenLayers in production - Securing WMS calls?

I've a mapping site where users have to login in with username and password. Once logged in the user gets a map of their data using WMS and WFS to display and edit data. This data is served using ...
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ArcGIS Server - Secured Services

Is there any way to tell, via the SOAP or REST APIs, if an ArcGIS Server map service requires an authenticated user? I have set an application to use a token service for accessing secured map ...
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Working with HTTPS, non-secure services and ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Situation: I am currently working with an app that is required to be delivered over HTTPS because of an organizational security requirement. I currently do not have access to this servers ...
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ArcGIS Server security and Windows domains - issues for non-IE browsers

I'm looking for some advice / experience in ArcGIS Server security with a Windows domain. Normally in this situation I would do some prototyping but I don't have access to a domain. I'm planning to ...
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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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Posting UserCredentials with AsyncTask of ArcGIS for Android?

My problem is that I want to get JSON data from ArcGIS for Server For example: http://xxxx.com/arcgis/rest/services/Map/MapServer/legend?f=pjson I can get and read JSON data from this URL but if ...
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Identifying user triggering ArcGIS Server invalid username or password error

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to identify the culprit of an "Invalid Username or Password" error in ArcGIS Server logs? For source, it just says 'Admin' for source, and nothing for User. Is ...
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Protect our WMS map tiles to only accessible from our site [duplicate]

We are using geoserver (2.3) to serve WMS map tiles generated from mapping data we licenced. We use leaflet on the client side to show the map (part of a ruby on rails site running on heroku). Because ...
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ArcGIS Server Security related justification

We just installed ArcGIS server(JAVA) and the network security has a few policy that requires us to provide justification on our setting. Does anyone have any reference document for the following ...
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Access control for SaaS-based GIS, which is the right way to go?

I'm currently researching on some access control models for SaaS-based GIS, and in the future would like to implement one. The common use cases would be like: some of the services, resources, layers, ...
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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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Secure credentials for scheduled python script targeting ArcSDE 10.1 on AWS

I have a python script that will be used as a scheduled task. Our dba team is wanting the credentials to be as secure as possible. I would say that using the os security system as far as locking ...
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Apply restrictions to publishers on ArcGIS Server?

We have added a specific AD group to the publisher role on our ArcGIS Server, which is version 10.1. We also created a folder that has its security settings restricted to this same AD group. We ...
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Non-standard WMS parameters not sent in GetMap requests via QGIS?

I am coding a python plugin to QGIS that connects to the UK National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Web Mapping Service (WMS). In general, I don't have any problems doing this with the QgsRasterLayer API ...
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How to prevent data scraping in a web map?

I would like to use Leaflet or a Leaflet-like mobile-friendly library to produce a web map of points of interest, but I am concerned with how easy it is to just scrape the data from the javascript. Is ...
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Is it possible to withhold attribute data from a shapefile?

Basically, what I'm trying to figure out is if its possible to withhold or lock attribute data from a shapefile if you are sending the shapefile to someone?
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What GIS applications and services have been affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability?

Heartbleed is the name given to a recent, very severe security vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, used in a large number of websites and applications. It is being called one of the worst computer ...