[GeoNode-users] Issue with admin authentication

Alessio Fabiani alessio.fabiani at geo-solutions.it
Wed Jul 12 23:25:14 PDT 2017

As stated in the documentation, GeoServer still has its own internal users.

If you want to create an admin different from the default one in GeoServer
also which works with basic auth also, you need to create a GeoServer
internal user too.


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On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Annalisa Schiavon <
annalisa.schiavon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I add that if I run this command:
> $ curl http://localhost/api/users/admin
> I get:
> {"users": []}
> The other cmd:
> curl http://localhost/api/adminRole
> curl http://localhost/api/users
> curl http://localhost/api/roles
> are ok.
> I attach the last lines of geoserver.log
> I've migrated from geonode 2.4 to geonode 2.6.
> I've changed the geoserver data dir coping the original 2.9 and than
> replacing these directories from my geoserver 2.7:
>    - data
>    - layergroups
>    - legendsamples
>    - styles
>    - workspace
> Thanks for any reply
> Annalisa
> 2017-07-12 12:48 GMT+02:00 Annalisa Schiavon <annalisa.schiavon at gmail.com>
> :
>> Hi all.
>> I've followed this doc because I had some problems with permissions on
>> layers: http://docs.geonode.org/en/master/tutorials/admin/geoserver_
>> geonode_security/index.html .
>> My geonode superuser is "*geonode*", so I access Geoserver with geonode
>> and setted geonode REST role service as Active role service in Security
>> settings.
>> After doing this, I can no more login in Geoserver with *admin* user.
>> Unfortunately, I made a "updatelayer" with --remove-deleted option and
>> this deleted all my layers from geonode. In geoserver there are all layers.
>> I try to change back Security settings and set it to "default". Now if I
>> make an updatelayers, geonode recreate my layers (but I have to restore my
>> old backups because I lost all metadata and link with the maps).
>> I hope that after restoring geonode DB and doing "geonode migrate
>> --fake-initial" I'll return to my situation of yesterday.
>> But how should I set Security settings?
>> Thanks
>> Annalisa
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