I have a Geoserver (2.10.1) with one workspace, some layers and a layer group.
Most of these layers may not make sense alone so I want to allow the users to see only the group layer and a few layers I choose (WMS/WFS services - OpenLayers, getCapabilities, getMap, ...).
I try to read this and try to manage the
Users, Groups, and Roles in Geoserver's admin page but I'm very confusing.
According to the user manual (link above):
Providing access to layers is linked to roles. Layers and roles are linked in a file called layers.properties, which is located in the security directory in your GeoServer data directory
But the manual says nothing about how to manage the
Users, Groups, and Roles in geoserver itself. I don't like to configure anything by editing files when I already have an interface to do it.