[mapserver-dev] Draft proposal for 8.0 - Site Context FIles

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Apr 3 04:36:22 PDT 2021

Hi Steve, I like the thinking, and while reviewing the draft the first 
thing that came into my head: are we finally heading towards solving a 
MapServer FAQ, 'how to add security into my OWS services?'  That of 
course is different, but is it?  Again I'm likely saying too much here. 
  But I think most users will wonder if this can help them solve that 
long-standing request, especially as we head into the OGCAPI world.  -jeff

On 2021-04-02 6:19 p.m., Steve Lime wrote:
> Hi all: Just thinking about ways to make configuring MapServer easier 
> for information you can't or don't want to manage in mapfiles. Currently 
> that is done via environment variables. Another option would be the use 
> of config/ini-type file. I've started a draft RFC for something I'll 
> call a MapServer context file for the moment. See 
> https://github.com/sdlime/mapserver/wiki/MapServer-8.0-Context-File 
> <https://github.com/sdlime/mapserver/wiki/MapServer-8.0-Context-File> 
> for more information. Just floating an idea at this point...
> --Steve

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