According to the docs it seems to be possible to change the catalog mode for a layer using this Geofence plugin.

But I can't find an option, button or something like that, that could do this in GeoServer page.

How it is possible to change the catalog mode for a layer in Geofence? Is it only possible via REST?

Changing the catalog mode in Layer Security section seems to have no effect at all.

I'm using GeoServer 2.11-RC1


The rule editing page embedded in GeoServer is limited to some basic stuff.

If you need to handle some more advanced filtering (such as catalog mode, CQL r/w access, attribute visibility, and all the other stuff you can see in the doc page) you need to use the GUI of the GeoFence standalone webapp or the REST interface.

  • Thank you!! What is the URL of the Geofence webapp? – Jose Hermosilla Rodrigo May 10 '17 at 12:28
  • Sorry I can't find this section. In Geoserver, once installed Geofence in Security section I have this 3 options: Geofence, Geofence Data Rules and Geofence Admin Rules, but nothing there shows catalog mode, CQL, ... options. So how can I acces to the suggested page? I'm missing something to configure/install? – Jose Hermosilla Rodrigo May 10 '17 at 13:12
  • When you define a Rule which contains workspace and layer, the "Details" button will become enabled. Once pressed, you will be presented a dialog with all the advanced filtering details, where you can also set the catalog mode. – Emanuele Tajariol May 10 '17 at 13:32
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    Here the links to the pre-built war files: github.com/geoserver/geofence#getting-geofence GeoFence should be installed in apache tomacat or some other container, just like GeoServer. Once installed, it will have its own GUI. – Emanuele Tajariol May 10 '17 at 13:45
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    Please note that there are 2 different geofence plugins for geoserver: - geofence: acts only as a client, and you need the geofence standalone webapp, which features the full-featured rule editor - geofence-server: runs the geofence engine embedded in geoserver; easier to install, but has limited rule editing capabilities. The 2 plugins are incompatibile, and you should remove all the jars belonging to one of them, before installing the other one. – Emanuele Tajariol May 10 '17 at 14:50

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