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

Jonathan Doig j.doig at unsw.edu.au
Sun May 14 17:03:38 PDT 2017

Hi Alessio

Are you sure?

I read #2696 and I can’t see anything about separating “view metadata” (and access via CSW) from “view data” (WMS). Where is this documented?


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

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<mailto: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>.


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