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Let's say that:

  • I have centralized, single GeoServer for all application
  • There's bunch of apps (that require login) that need WMS layers
  • Web server of apps act as reverse proxy for GeoServer. Hence client that opens app-1, gets WMS layers by sending "http://app-1/geoserver/...".
  • There's no direct access available from Client to Geoserver

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Client can potentially get the WMS layer from Geoserver via the reverse proxy of these apps. Client can just request "http://app-1/geoserver/...". I need to make sure that:

  • Client that is authenticated in app-1 gets the layer from "http://app-1/geoserver/..." (either via the web browser accessing app-1, or directly from browser url)
  • Client that is NOT authenticated in app-1 gets ignored when requesting the layer from "http://app-1/geoserver/..."

How to do this?

Few notes: there's a load balancer in the cluster in the illustration.

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