[ka-Map-dev] [Bug 1512] New: [ka-Map] Addition of layer access control

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Fri Jun 30 12:00:29 EDT 2006


           Summary: [ka-Map] Addition of layer access control
           Product: ka-Map
           Version: 0.3
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: ka-map-dev at lists.maptools.org
        ReportedBy: dmorissette at mapgears.com

This bug is to document a proposed addition: layer access control, and setting
the bases for more advanced access control down the road.

I will attach patches for review before committing to CVS.

Here is some short documentation explaining how this would work:

 * This file provides a simple authentication and access control scheme
 * to allow controlling access to layers by user. It should be possible to
 * write a drop-in replacement for this file to different access control
 * mechanisms.
 * This implementation uses the $_SERVER['REMOTE_USER'] variable to lookup 
 * the authenticated visitor name. This implies that user/password validation
 * is handled by Apache using Basic Authentication (.htaccess + htpasswd 
 * files).
 * If $_SERVER['REMOTE_USER'] is not set then access control is disabled,
 * or in other words everything is wide open.
 * Layer access control:
 * ---------------------
 * The 'authorized_users' group metadata (on the first layer of the group),
 * if it is set, should contain a comma-delimited list of users that are
 * authorized to access this group. If the current user is listed then
 * it is given access to this group.
 * If 'authorized_users' is not set or empty for a given group then anyone
 * can access this group.

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