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OGC Services for Staff/Partner data

Hi,

I'm trying to find OGC services for OS data (MasterMap et al). I'm logged in as Staff but only seem to be able to download data. I was expecting a WMS/WFS option.

Thanks, Andrew

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Hi Andrew,

While most of the Open datasets are available via WMS and WFS, we have not made the restricted datasets available via these services.  This helps to prevent unauthorised access to the data.

Regards,

Dan

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Thanks Dan. Is this because the platform isn't capable of providing secured OGC Services (EG using token authentication) OR is it because we have made a business decision not to use this sort of capability?

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Hi Andrew,

OGC services are designed for open sharing of datasets, and don't work particularly well with restricted data.  It's possible to add user authentication to WMS/WFS URLs, but this risks exposing usernames and passwords so we decided not to proceed with this approach.

If there's a real need for users to access to restricted data via WMS/WFS, then we can consider other options but this is likely to require significant development work.

Thanks,

Dan

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