I have seen that there is an authentication system in QGIS which, after reading it two times, I don't understand very well:


I am trying to publish in QGIS Server some postgis layers but they have to be accesible only using a user/pass. I think that what I am reading in that article has nothing to do with what I am trying to achieve.

Is this possible using QGIS Server/Client architecture?

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I think this mail thread answers part of your question.

It looks like if you want to protect your Services, you have to do it on the request side, out of QGis itself.

If I understand it correctly, the documentation you link to is about securing the QGis server itself, not the services that you create with it.

EDIT : This library also mentions using Apache for security, so it looks like the standard indeed.

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