[GeoNode-devel] Separate permission to view metadata from view data

Alessio Fabiani alessio.fabiani at geo-solutions.it
Thu May 11 00:38:01 PDT 2017

this is already possible with latest versions of GeoNode and GeoServer.

Please see here for more details:


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On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 2:51 AM, Jonathan Doig <j.doig at unsw.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi devs
> Could we have a new permission for 'View metadata' please?
> It’s a fairly common use case to make the metadata for a layer public
> without making the layer itself public. This applies to most commercial or
> otherwise restricted data.
> At the moment, “Change Layer Permissions > Who can view it? > Anyone”
> means anyone can map and query the layer. In theory anyone could use this
> to reproduce the whole dataset, which defeats the purpose of separating
> 'Who can view it?' from 'Who can download it?'.
> I couldn’t find this as an open issue so I’ve added it as issue #3039
> <https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode/issues/3039>.
> Regards
> Jonathan
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