[Gdal-dev] Using WCS driver with servers that require authentication

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jan 30 11:46:41 EST 2007

Ari Jolma wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got no experience with GDAL's WCS driver yet but our scenario in
> general is that we'd be using it with a server that requires
> authentication and cookies to maintain the authenticated connection. How
> would this work with GDAL (and apps that use GDAL for accessing data)?


We would need to do some extensions to the driver to preserve cookies
or do other authentication.  The underlying libcurl can do all this so it
is mostly about building glue to store cookies in the wcs service xml file,
and send it following times, or to use authentication info from the service
file when connecting.

I'd be happy to collaborate with you on such improvements.

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