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Mastering Geoserver

By : Colin Henderson
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Mastering Geoserver

By: Colin Henderson

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering GeoServer
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we covered some of the key concepts behind enterprise security, the concepts of authentication (who) and authorization (what) in particular. Armed with these two distinctions and their relationships, we then explored how each is applied in the context of GeoServer's security subsystem. In particular, we looked at how data and services can be secured.

With Active Directory being the most prevalent enterprise system to manage users and user groups, it seemed like the logical next step to see how easy it is to configure GeoServer to connect to, and utilize, the information stored in the directory. With a connection to Active Directory configured, we have everything in place to integrate GeoServer into our enterprise. This approach now leaves us in a good position to be able to implement single sign-on security.

Finally, we looked at an alternative approach to enterprise security, one in which the authentication and authorization of users is handled through a proxy server...